Two prominent military commanders ,loyal to the US baked -Saudi-led coalition ,were killed on Wednesday by the Yemei army forces in Yemen’s western coast font, a military official told YemenExtra.
Commander of the so-called Second Giants Brigade and the commander-in-chief of the so-called Rahidah resistance, Sheikh Harbi Sorour al-Subaihi, along with several of their companions were killed during an offensive carried out by the army fighters against the coalition-backed paid fighters’ positions in the western coast.
The official confirmed the death of military commander called Anas Sadah al-Humaidi al-Subeihi one of and four of his companions in Durihami district.
The sniper units of the army shot dead four of the paid fighters in Tuhita and east of Hays districts.
For its part, the coalition waged an airstrike on Hodeidah province,targetinf countryside of Zabid district.
The US-Saudi-led coalition launched an offensive on Hudaydah on 12 June in the largest battle of the war that the United Nations fears risks triggering a famine in Yemen where an estimated 8.4 million people are on the verge of starvation. Recently, It has been paused for peace talks, but no deal has been struck leaving Yemenis pessimistic over a viable political process.
Abdulmalik al-Houthi, the leader of the Houthi(Ansarallah) movement, which is the main force that faces the coallition, said on a TV speech ,” The decision of invading the Yemeni ,western coast, has been taken and adopted by the United States of America,noting that the Saudis are trying to abolish Yemen’s freedom,” stressing that it was the people of Yemen’s right to defend their country.
The Bab el-Mandab Strait, which is the southern entrance to the Red Sea, is one of the world’s key shipping lanes for crude oil and allows crude exports into the European market.
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