BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:15 P.M) – On Thursday, the UAE-backed Southern Resistance Army and their allies from the Yemeni Republican Guard launched a large-scale offensive in the central Yemen province of Al-Bayda.
Backed by heavy airstrikes from the Arab Coalition, the Southern Resistance Army stormed the Houthi-held Al-Malajeem area, resulting in a fierce battle that is still ongoing at the moment.
The Southern Resistance Army would then strike the Qanuwa front in a bid to weaken the Houthi resolve around the provincial capital of Al-Bayda.
However, the offensive by the UAE-backed forces would ultimately end in failure after 48 hours of intense fighting with the Houthi fighters in this central Yemen province.
According to pro-Houthi media, their forces managed to repel the advance by the UAE-backed troops, while also inflicting heavy casualties in the ranks of the Southern Resistance Army and their allies.
The Houthi forces were reportedly able to secure the Qunuwa and Malajeem areas after the UAE-backed troops retreated from these fronts.