UAE, Ye­meni forces tighten grip on strate­gic camp

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ADEN: The UAE Armed Forces and the le­git­i­mate Ye­meni army con­tinue to tighten con­trol on the Khalid ibn Al Waleed camp in Ye­men, one of the most im­por­tant camps and among the strong­est for­ti­fi­ca­tions lib­er­ated by the Arab coali­tion forces led by Saudi Ara­bia from the Iranian-backed Houthi mili­tias.

The camp is the first line of de­fence and the main strate­gic link be­tween the prov­inces of Taiz and Hodei­dah.

The fall of the Khalid camp is of strate­gic and tac­ti­cal im­por­tance and rep­re­sents an im­por­tant start­ing point for the launch of other op­er­a­tions.

The 12-square kilo­me­tre camp is lo­cated in the Al Mukha junc­tion, west of Taiz and at a cross­road be­tween the prov­inces of Taiz and Hodei­dah in west­ern Ye­men.

The cap­ture of the camp will fa­cil­i­tate the lift­ing of the siege on the Taiz prov­ince. The camp is 60 km from Taiz and 40 km from the city of Al Mukha. It is con­sid­ered the sec­ond line of de­fence from the Mocha coast and other vi­tal tar­gets in the city.

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