Senior Houthi commander killed in Taiz, advances to liberate city continue

2/13/2018 11:35:18 PM

Dust rises from the site of an explosion during clashes with Houthi fighters. (File photo)

Dust rises from the site of an explosion during clashes with Houthi fighters. (File photo)

Al Arabiya, 14 February 2018 - A senior Houthi field commander in Taiz was killed on Tuesday, along with four others the Yemen military media center stated.

Abu Taha al-Ghalisi was killed in an artillery shelling assault by the Yemeni army on Houthi positions.

Abu Taha, according to field sources, is responsible for leading the Houthi fronts north of the city of Taiz.

The Yemeni army supported by Arab coalition troops launched an attack on Tuesday.

Successive advances have been reported by Yemeni military officials in the operation to liberate the city from Houthi militias.

Maj. Gen. Khalid Fadel, commander of the Taiz military hub, said Tuesday that the militias are in a state of total collapse, after suffering heavy losses since the start of the military operation.

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