Fighting continues to rage in the Yemeni Taiz Province, with pro-Saudi forces suffering setbacks in a recent Houthi offensive against Dabab, along the main supply route for the pro-Saudi fighters in the province.
At least 47 were killed in overnight fighting in and around Dabab, including two civilians. The split of casualties between the two combatant sides is unclear, and has tended to be subject to dispute between the two factions.
The two sides have been fighting over Taiz Province for months. With the Houthis in Sanaa and the pro-Saudi forces in Aden, the city of Taiz represents both the frontlines of the war and the largest city not conclusively in control of either side.
In the past few weeks, the pro-Saudi side had claimed the advantage in the province, and taken a few towns around the periphery. The overnight raids suggest momentum may once again by shifting, and the war seems as stalemated as ever.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Netanyahu: The Bible Proves Jerusalem Is Israel's Capital - December 11th, 2017
- ISIS Is Gone, But Iraq's Main Refinery Remains in Ruins - December 11th, 2017
- US-Backed Syrian Kurds, Iraqi Army Coordinate at Border - December 11th, 2017
- Iran FM Urges Europe to Preserve Nuclear Deal - December 11th, 2017
- Key Iraqi Shi'ite Cleric Urges Fighters to Disarm - December 11th, 2017