National army frees new positions in Al-Qabetah

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National army forces advanced on Thursday at the district of Al-Qabetah in Lahj province, and are edging closer towards its full liberation.

A military source said to September Net that, the army forces seized control of
“Al-Rakeyzah” mountain and “Najd Kafeel” mountain, which looks over Taiz- Lajh main road, following heavy clashes against the Houthi rebels militia.

The source added the army managed also to liberate areas of “Sharar”, “Alrakb” and “Alkhayashen”, south of Al-Qabetah, in addition to “Rakb Aldobai” and “Almarkhomah” and several strategic mountains at the region of Al-Shuraijah.

The source noted that the army controls more than 95% of Al-Qabetah district, which will be soon fully liberated.

The rebels militia suffered heavy losses in its manpower, while army regained large quantities of weapons and seized combat vehicles which the militia left behind them before they retreated from the battlefield, he said.

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