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Yemeni PM criticises resistance advances against Houthis

Image of one of the Houthi rebels in Yemen [file photo]
Image of one of the Houthi rebels in Yemen [file photo]

Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Bin Daghr hinted that he opposes the raging military operation by local resistance forces against Houthi fighters, according to Gulf News.

This comes after local resistance and government forces made strategic gains from the Houthi rebels in Al Jawf and Marib provinces, including advancing into the Nehm district, on the outskirts of Yemen’s capital city Sana’a.

Speaking during a recent television interview, Bin Daghr suggested that rather than military action being focused on the outskirts of Sana’a, it would have been more strategically viable to push for advances in Taiz and Al Hudaydah. “I know Nehim is geographically closer to the capital. [But] I think the key to Sana’a [liberation] begins in Taiz and Al Hudaydah.”

Yemen has been locked in a bitter battle between Shia Houthi fighters allied with forces loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh and government forces led by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, along with local tribes and resistance forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition’s airstrikes.

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