Agency: Hajoor Tribes take strategic areas from Houthis

Aden (Debriefer)
2019-02-02 | Since 5 Year

Hajjah Governorate

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Hajoor Tribes have taken control over Houthi-held strategic areas in the northwestern governorate of Hajjah, said the Aden-based Saba News Agency loyal to the internationally recognized government of Yemen.

The tribesmen have launched their first attack on sites where Houthi rebels had stationed themselves and shelled tribal communities in Cashir District, agency quoted a field leader as saying. "They have taken control over Mansoura Mont and Qara'a area" from Houthis.

For two weeks now, armed clashes erupted between Hajoor Tribes of Cashir District bordering Amran Governorate and Houthi group, as the latter attempting to control the area. Scores have been killed and wounded from both sides.

The Saudi-led coalition aircraft have backed the tribesmen through several airstrikes on rebel reinforcements and posts.

Yemen has been racked by an armed conflict that broke out after the Iranian-backed Houthis had ousted the internationally recognized government late in 2014.

The conflict escalated after a Saudi-led coalition intervened militarily in the country in March 2015 to reinstate the government of President Hadi, pushing the country to the world's worst humanitarian crisis, according to the UN.

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