BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – For the second time this week, the Saudi-backed forces have launched a powerful attack to advance in eastern Sanaa.

Backed by Saudi-led Coalition airstrikes, the Hadi loyalists stormed the Houthi defenses around the strategic Nihm District of Sanaa.

Intense clashes would breakout between the two parties and last for several hours on Thursday before the Houthi forces were able to push back the pro-government troops.

According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their fighters managed to repel the Saudi-backed assault at several axes in the Nihm District, while also inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy troops.

Furthermore, the Houthi forces claimed that they responded to this Saudi-backed operation by launching their own offensive at the Tal Rabah and Sawa’el-Jarjour fronts.

Since the UAE-backed forces halted their offensive in the Hodeideh Governorate, the most intense clashes have taken place in the Nihm District of Sanaa.

This strategic district in eastern Sanaa is considered the gateway for the pro-government forces to reach the Yemeni capital.

Share this article:
  • 15
ALSO READ  Ansarallah air defenses force Saudi Coalition jets to abandon attack

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Antonius Torres

Fun fact: Nihm region is the same area where ancient Yemeni Jewish tribes used to inflict heavy losses on invading 10,000 Roman Empire troops who were attempting to march towards Sabaean capital Marib. The Romans who were ill-knowledge at Yemeni geography lost too many men by the time they reach the capital outskirts. It took them 6 months to reach Marib, while 60 days to retreat back to Egypt. I’ve lost count how many times have Saudi coalition declared new offensives in Nihm front. Pro-Hadi never learn from this lesson. This place is totally covered with rugged mountains and plateau… Read more »