Map: The Military Situation in Taiz City | Yemen | July 13, 2015

Map: The Military Situation in Taiz City | Yemen | July 13, 2015

As Houthis trying to take full control of the city, the Popular Committees backed by local tribal fighters in Taiz were able to advance in the city recently, supported by the Arab Coalition air-forces.

As a city’s population and political parties, Taiz city is known as anti-Houthis, which was one of the reasons that Houthis faced a strong resistance from locals in the city. The battle still ongoing as Houthis took Cairo Castle and attacking the city the villages they control over al-Sabr Mount. The Popular Committees were able to advance at al-Sitteen Street front-line, and took control of Shahid Hakami School, as also trying to secure the strategic Jarrah Mount.

To the southern areas, reports said that the Popular Committees backed by local tribal fighters advanced to Brigade 170 base (al-Arous Military Camp), and reached the western and southern outskirts of the camp.

As there are ongoing talks between the Houthis and their ally Ali Abdullah Saleh, with the Arab Coalition for a truce agreement in Yemen, local activists said that Houthis attacked Wadi al-Dabab area, southwest of Taiz city.

Map: The Situation in Yemen | March 29, 2015

Map: The Situation in Yemen | March 29, 2015 | archicivilians

After months of the fall of San’aa City, President Hadi was able to flee from his besieged presidential palace (by the Houthis and Regime forces loyal to former President Ali Saleh) to his allies in Aden City in Southern Yemen. It was a major change in the conflict, Ali Saleh Regime forces have shown the strong alliance with the Houthis and advanced together toward Aden City which was announced by President Hadi as the temporary capital of Yemen, after the fall of San’aa.

The rapid and strong advances by Houthis and Ali Saleh Regime was quite hard to be repelled by the Yemeni Army in Aden and Lahij, which forced President Hadi to demand a military intervention by the Arab countries. Operation Decisive Storm was launched in March 25, 2015 by the GCC countries in addition to Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Sudan and Pakistan. The Operation Decisive Storm which was led by Saudi Arabia announced that they were able to destroy all the air-defense systems of the Houthis and Ali Saleh Regime in the first day of the operation. The operation still ongoing as the Houthis and Ali Saleh Regime trying to advance and take more territories from the Yemeni Army (President Hadi Regime) and their allies.

No major changes regarding the AQAP moves in the country, except their still ongoing battles with Houthis in Rada’ area. AQAP preferred to use the guerilla method in their current military operations against Houthis and their allies, in addition to few tensions with the Popular Committees in both of Shabwah and Abyan provinces.

Map: The Military Situation in Idlib – New Rebel Offensive | Syria | March 24, 2015

Map: The Military Situation in Idlib – New Rebel Offensive | Syria | March 24, 2015 | archicivilians

After they were able to take the largest military camps in the province (Wadi al-Dayf and Hamidiyah Military Camps) three months ago and ending the infighting in the area, Rebels formed al-Fateh Army (Jaysh al-Fateh) Military Operations Room and launched large offensive in order to take Idlib City. Rebels were able in the early hours to take important positions in and around the city including:

  • The Grain Silos
  • The Electrical Substation
  • Sadkop Factory
  • The Conserve Factory (Konsrwa Checkpoint)
  • al-Qal’ah Checkpoint
  • Ayn Shib Checkpoint
  • al-Ram Checkpoint
  • al-Maslakh Checkpoint

The battle still ongoing, Rebels advancing to the neighborhoods inside the city and trying to cut all the Regime supply lines by attacking the Dream Land Checkpoint by artillery and bombed Ghassan Abbud Checkpoint.

Map: The Military Situation in Aden City | Yemen | March 22, 2015

Map: The Military Situation in Aden City | Yemen | March 22, 2015 | archicivilians

Since the mid of March 2015, several attempts by Regime forces loyal to former President Ali Saleh to take Aden City in Southern Yemen. Regime forces loyal to President Hadi with the Popular Committees of the Southern Movement of Yemen led by the minister of defense General Subaihi securing the city of Aden and launching military operations in order to take the areas between Aden and Lahij to repel any offensive from the north or the west by the Houthis or Regime forces loyal to former President Ali Saleh.