The Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen destroyed Houthi military sites in Sanaa, Ad-Dhale and Maerib, while the Iranian-backed militias continued to suffer losses on various fronts, like reported by aawsat.com.
Meanwhile, the national army launched a military operation to press ahead with its liberation of Dhale governorate from the insurgents.
It announced Tuesday that it had killed 32 rebels, including a Houthi commander, during clashes in Dhale.
The army’s site reported that confrontations erupted in the areas of Shakhab, al-Kafla, Bab Ghalak and Baja, north and west of Qatabah directorate, resulting in the death of 32 Houthi militiamen, including the local commander, Abduelah Ali Mohamed Miqdad, and the injury of other militants.
The Coalition air force supported the national army and resistance on various fronts in Dhale, most notably targeting Houthi reinforcements in the Oud region north of Qatabah, resulting in the destruction of a Katyusha rocket launcher and a tank belonging to the militias in the area Zubairat.
Coalition fighter jets also raided Houthi positions and sites in Dailami base, north of Sanaa. Witnesses reported hearing powerful explosions. Similar raids targeted insurgent sites in Jerban, Sanhan district of Sanaa.
Coalition warplanes also targeted Houthi military compounds and vehicles, west of Sirwah in Maerib, northeast of Sanaa, leaving casualties in the ranks of militants.
On the other hand, military sources reported that the national army from the joint forces in Hodeidah raided Houthi gatherings near Bani Maghazi, north of Hays directorate, south of Hodeidah, killing and injuring many militia fighters.
In other news, Media Freedom Observatory in Yemen, affiliated with think-tank Studies and Economic Media Center, a non-profit civil society organization, noted that since the beginning of 2015, violations and practices against journalists have increased.
It recorded 2,041 cases of abuse against journalists and media organizations, including killing 43 journalists and media activists. In addition, many journalists were abducted and subjected to the worst forms of torture.
More than 400 journalists have been displaced from their areas since the beginning of the war, and Yemen’s ranking in the journalism freedoms index has dropped to 168th place out of 180 countries.