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Three Lebanese experts of explosives working for al-Houthi rebels were killed after air strikes on the frontline of al-Malahaid, west of Sa'adah, military sources said Thursday.
"The bodies of the three Lebanese experts were found in Uraig area after troops took control over a series of mountains in which Al Houthi terrorists were positioning," said the military sources.
The sources also said that the army launched Thursday a wide attack on the rebels' positions killing more than 45 rebels and taking control over important posts in western frontline of al-Malahaid where the rebels tried to block the high way between Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
The air fighters also implemented painful strikes on two areas nearby al-Qala'a in Razeh where al-Houthi rebels tried over the last two days to open new frontline despite strong refusals of any confrontations by local resident of this area.
The rebels try to push the densely populated Razeh into fighting with them against the troops. The majority of Razeh is either neutral or against the armed rebellion.
Five people were killed including three women today Thursday in Razeh where rebels clashed with tribesmen who refused to fight with them, local sources said.
And in Sa'adah city where troops tighten the noose on sleep cells, seven rebels were arrested Thursday, and five others were arrested in Alab in the far north of the Sa'adah, according to the deputy minister of interior Mohammed al-Kawasi who has been supervising the special security operations in the city from the beginning of the war.
From their side, the rebels killed two citizens and injured four others when they pounded with artillery on residential areas in the city of Sa'adah, local sources from the city said Thursday.
The rebels said they destroyed two stores of weapons in Jabal al-Aswad in Harf Sufyan.
"In special operation we destroyed the southern and western arsenals of Jabal al-Aswad with artillery," said a statement sent through email by the rebels.
"The people of Houth and Sufyan were able to see huge fire and clouds of smoke in the sky after our bombardments on the stores," the statement added.
Local sources said that the rebels fired at a relief convoy in Harf Sufyan where two people accompanying the convoy were injured.
In the same context, a total of 6 al-Houthi rebels were killed in special operations around the city of Sa'adah where relative calm prevailed over the last few hours, the Defense Ministry said in a statement Thursday.
Two rebels were killed when they tried to block the road between Sa'adah and al-Jawf at the area of Kutaf, northeast of Sa'adah city.
Three rebels were killed when a group of rebels tried to attack al-Sama'a mountain which overlooks the city of Sa'adah. One rebel was killed nearby the Station of Jarman close to the city, where he tried to attack check point, the statement clarified.
Three cars laden with weapons and food supply for al-Houthi rebels were destroyed in Ghamer west of Sa'adah, and three hideouts were destroyed in al-Majza'ah and Sayfan south of Sa'adah, the statement said.
From their side, the rebels killed a high-ranking officer with two of his soldiers in an ambush made in Razeh area west of Sa'adah province where confrontations started to appear over the last few days.
Local sources said that Colonel Ahmed al-Shaibani was assassinated when a group of rebels opened fire on his car and clashed with his companions killing two of them in Burkan area of Razeh district.
Meanwhile, a tribal chief from Bakem area in the far north of Sa'adah, where rebels try to open a new frontline, called Thursday for more support from the government to fight al-Houthis.
Shiekh Asad al-Othamn said he and his tribesmen are in need for more troops to stand with them against the rebels.
"If there is no new enforcement, al-Houthi rebels will take control over the area," he warned.
From al-Jawf, south of Sa'adah, Sheikh Al Hasan Abkar, called the government to be more serious in supporting his tribes in al-Ghail district to fight al-Houthi rebels.
He said in press statement that he attended a meeting in Sana'a brining together officials and tribal sheikhs from al-Jawf for coordinating efforts to prevent any activity for al-Houthis in the neighboring province.
Sheikh al-Bakr said the people who support al-Houthi in al-Jawf were only wronged by some government official but they are not believing in the ideas of al-Houthi.
"So, we should solve the problems of these people, if we want to prevent them from supporting al-Houthi," he said.