In recent weeks, Houthis have repeatedly tried to seize control of strategic Tharrah hill along the border of Al-Baydha and Abyan governorates
Yemeni army, resistance forces repel latest Houthi push into Abyan
Battles broke out Thursday evening between anti-Houthi forces and the rebels at Tharrah hill along the border of Al-Baydha and Abyan governorates in southern Yemen.
After intense Houthi artillery shelling on army and Southern Resistance Forces strongholds at the foot of the hill in Abyan’s Lawder district, the anti-Houthi fighters, positioned at the top of the hill in Al-Baydha’s Mukaryas district, retaliated with similar attacks and forced the rebels to retreat, an army field commander at the site told Almasdar Online.
On Tuesday, Houthi tanks shelled army positions at the foot of Tharrah hill, local residents and eyewitnesses in the area told Almasdar Online. Other residents in Lawder said they heard and saw artillery shells from the hill fall in the villages below.