Yemeni army captures air defence base from rebels, east of Al Mokha

AL MOKHA, 26th January, 2017 (WAM) — With the support of the Arab Coalition, Yemen’s national army, has captured the air defence camp and continued its push in Al-Muhajir area, east of Al Mokha city, west of Taiz Governorate.

Yemen’s official news agency quoted a military source as saying, “The army launched a major offensive on Al Houthi militia and Saleh group’s air defence camp. And with the support of the Arab coalition forces, the Yemeni army managed to storm and liberate the air defence camp from the coup militias, whose some fled, while others were killed and injured,”

The army units have continued their march towards the strongholds of the militia in Al-Muhajir area, where they have inflicted heavy losses on the lives and property of the coup militias, the source added.

The source noted, “Intense fighting is still raging in Al Belili area, east of the city of Al Mokha, between the army and the popular resistance on the one hand, and Al Houthi militia and Saleh group on the other hand,” the source added.