Military sources revealed the reasons for the setback suffered by the forces of the National Army and the Popular Resistance, which led to the fall of strategic areas in the hands of the Houthi coup militia.
The sources confirmed that the army and resistance forces suffered a real setback in the past few days, after the fall of the Al-Somaa district, the last stronghold of the government forces in the strategic Al-Bayda governorate.
Regarding the reasons for the setback, the sources said that the anti-Houthi components live in a state of division and inconsistency, which sometimes leads to armed confrontations, as happened in the battles that took place more than once between government forces and the Southern Transitional Council in the governorates of Aden and Abyan.
The sources said that the progress of the Houthi militia and its complete control over Al-Bayda governorate comes in light of a significant decline in the state of harmony within the Yemeni government, in addition to the fact that coordination and harmony between the government and the Arab coalition has become almost absent, in contrast to what was the situation at the start of the war.
Musaad Al-Salahi, Director General of the Nati District in Al-Bayda Governorate, said in a statement to Anadolu Agency that the army setback in the governorate was due to the weak military arrangements on the part of the government forces in the recent period.
He pointed out that the progress of the Houthis in al-Bayda also came due to the presence of negligence on the part of the legitimate authorities, in addition to the existence of conflicts and arguments within the anti-Houthi components, which made the latter exploit them to achieve field gains.
Stressing that the progress of the Houthi militia in Al-Bayda governorate does not mean that it is strong; Rather, it came due to differences between the parties to the legitimacy, noting that the battles are currently heading to the governorates of Abyan and Shabwa in the south of the country, after the Houthis took control of Al-Bayda.
And last Thursday, the Houthi militia managed to control the last strongholds of the Yemeni government in Al-Bayda, and the militias announced the completion of their control over the rest of the province, after a large-scale military operation they called “the dawn of freedom.”