Yemeni forces score major victory against al-Qaeda and Daesh

Yemeni forces score major victory against al-Qaeda and Daesh

The Yemeni army forces backed by the Popular Committees have on Monday launched a military attack on sites of Saudi-led coalition forces and Al-Qaeda organisation in Al-Soma’a district in Bayda province, central Yemen, local sources told Yemen Press Agency.

The army forces and Popular Committees were able, during the attack, to clear several areas and locations that were under the control of the coalition forces and Al-Qaeda operatives, the sources explained.

After fighting fierce battles against the coalition forces, Islah Party militias, Al-Qaeda and ISIS elements, Yemeni forces managed to impose full control over Awain area and Al Ubaid village, and advance towards the areas of Al-Romieh and Al-Uqla, where battles are currently taking place between the two parties, the sources added.

On August 28, the Yemeni forces were able to purge the entire Yakla and Qaifah areas of Al Qaeda and Daesh elements, despite air support to terrorist organisations by the Saudi-led coalition’s warplanes.

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