The Ansarullah and popular forces won back control of several residential areas in Taiz, Southern Yemen, and arrested a terrorist ringleader in the region, an Ansarullah leader said.
“Ansarullah forces took back control of several residential areas in Taiz,” Hosham al-Zaidi told FNA in Sana’a on Thursday.
“The Ansarullah forces also arrested Baradar al-Makhlafi, the commander of the Saudi-backed terrorists in Taiz,” he added.
The revolutionary forces launched fresh military operations to take back full control of the strategic province of Taiz on Tuesday.
The clashes between the Ansarullah fighters and the Saudi-backed al-Qaeda terrorists as well as the pro-Hadi militias continue in the Southern parts of the country as Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 148 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 5,419 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.
Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.
Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.