Yemen: Houthis take strategic mountain in Taiz

Houthi rebels and allied forces have captured a strategic mountain in the southwestern province of Ta’izz.
Yemen’s al-Masirah TV network reported on Wednesday that the Houthi forces were able to take Mount Jubah in the al-Mesrakh district of Ta’izz and kill a number of Saudi mercenaries.
According to the report, several Saudi-backed forces were also killed or captured during a raid on al-Shukah Mountain in Ta’izz.
In another development on Wednesday, the Houthis fired a Qaher 1 ballistic missile at the al-Faisal military base in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern city of Khamis Mushait in retaliation for Riyadh’s unrelenting military campaign against Yemen.
Separately, several soldiers loyal to embattled Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, were killed after Yemeni troops fired a missile at the Dhubab district of Tai’zz.
Meanwhile, Saudi bomber aircrafts pounded Yemen’s northern province of Sa’ada, killing five civilians and wounding six others.
Saudi Arabia started its military aggression against Yemen in late March in a bid to bring Hadi back to power.
To curb the increasing violence, a seven-day ceasefire under the United Nations’ auspices was agreed in Yemen, which went into effect on December 15, but was repeatedly violated.
Saudi Arabia’s attacks against Yemen have so far claimed the lives of more than 7,500 people and injured over 14,000 others