At least 50 people were killed and others injured, including civilians, in a continuing escalation of hostilities between the parties to the Yemeni conflict, according to military and media sources.
The latest clashes and raids continued on the border with Saudi Arabia and the fighting fronts in Taiz, Jouf, Marib and the vicinity of the capital Sana’a.
At least 12 civilians were killed and two others injured in an air strike that the former president’s media said targeted a house in al-Zahari district north of the Red Sea coastal province of Mukha on the Red Sea.
The government allies announced the killing of at least 20 Houthi gunmen in air raids of coalition fighters in the Directorate of Al-Mutama west of Al-Jouf province.
Meanwhile, government forces said they had made significant progress by reclaiming three sites in the Sabr al-Muamad district east of the western city of Taiz.
The government’s website, September 26, said that after the fierce battles against the Houthis and the former president’s forces, the government’s allies managed to take control of my village, Abadan, and al-Arish, and the entrances to the village of al-Razi.
The clashes left at least 15 dead among the Huthis and the former president’s forces, the sources said.
Fighting broke out between the two sides, shortly after a raid by gunmen on a residential house that killed two civilians and wounded three others in the area, media sources said.
For their part, the Houthis have reported the killing and wounding of eight elements of the government forces sniper operations scattered in the fronts of Taiz and Sorouh in the past hours.
Heavy fighting and artillery and rocket fire have continued over the past few hours at the border with Saudi Arabia, according to field sources and media outlets.
The Houthis announced the death and wounding of Saudi forces with a series of ground attacks and artillery and missile attacks on border posts in Jazan, Najran, and Asir.
The coalition’s Al-Masirah channel said coalition fighters launched more than 23 air strikes on the Haradh district in the northern province of Hajjah and the neighboring villages of Al-Huraira, and Ramdah in the Saudi region of Jazan over the past hours. To secure the southern border of Saudi Arabia.
The Houthis accused coalition forces of throwing 10 cluster bombs at border posts in Saada province, the group’s main stronghold in the north of the country.
Saudi media sources said a Saudi soldier was killed in the last hours of fighting with the Huthis and the former president’s forces at the southern border with Yemen, bringing the deaths of Saudi soldiers on the border front to about 40 dead three weeks ago.
Fighting along the border with Saudi Arabia has witnessed a massive ground and air military escalation between the government’s allies and the Houthis for the third week in a row, leaving hundreds dead and wounded, including civilians.
The fiercest fighting was centered on the town of As-Asir and the village of Huraira in Jazan and the land-green outlet in Najran on the border with Saada province.
In recent weeks, warplanes have launched more than 500 air strikes on Huthi positions and former president’s forces at the border in the provinces of Saada and Hajjah, and advanced targets for the group in Najran, Jazan, and Asir. Apache helicopters targeted those areas with more than 1,000 rockets.
Government allies said engineering teams had begun removing dozens of mines and improvised explosive devices in the areas recovered from the Houthis and the former president’s forces northwest of the city of Harad and south of the Saudi Arabian region of Jazan.