Houthis announce death of high-ranking commander in Yemen’s Hajjah

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Houthi militias on Sunday announced that their commander at the Hardh front in the Hajjah Governorate, northwest of Yemen, has been killed along with dozens of their militiamen following airstrikes carried out by the Arab Coalition.

The commander was identified as Abdelrazak Abdullah Ali al-Naami, popularly known as Abu Ahmad. He was tasked with commanding Houthis in the Hardh front where confrontations have escalated between the Houthis and the legitimate forces.

The Houthis did not specify when exactly Abu Ahmad was killed, but sources revealed that he was killed months ago. They added that the Houthis kept this secret because they wanted to maintain the morale of their fighters.

Abu Ahmad’s brother Radwan was also killed at the Hardh front ten days ago.

The Houthis’ strategy is to also hide their defeats in several fighting fronts, especially in the west coast and in their major stronghold in Saada.

Hundreds of Houthi commanders have recently been killed after they had to be directly involved in fighting fronts to compensate for the shortage in fighters.

 

Source : english.alarabiya.net

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