Houthi Missile Attack Kills Yemen’s Armed Forces Deputy Chief Of Staff

Yemen’s armed forces’ the Deputy Chief of Staff Major General Ahmed Saif Al Yafei has killed by battling in the Red Sea coast city of Mocha with the Shiite Houthi rebels on 22 February, local authorities told media.


The Yemeni armed forces loyal to state President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi who considered strong enemy of radicals, the Shiite Houthi rebels fired a missile to target security forces in the Red Sea coast city of Mocha that left a number of wounded as well shot dead including the Deputy Chief of Staff Major General Ahmed Saif Al Yafei.

When asked medical officials, told that missile attack left badly injured the newly-elected deputy chief of staff of armed forces in Yemen, who was taken to the nearest medical center but after some hours lost his breath.

According to latest reports the sudden missile attack wounded over 30 soldiers of the Saudi-backed Yemeni forces in Mocha, seems to be Houthis have been keeping eyes on their every single move.

However, Al Yafei was appointed to command the Saudi-backed Yemeni government forces based military campaign to remove complete hold of the Shiite Houthi militants from eastern approach to the Red Sea.

One of the military commanders told media that Hadi’s forces were targeted in Mocha city by forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and the Shiite Houthis who launched sudden giant missile attack on 22 February, while government forces has its unit in city on the Red Sea coast of nation.

Nonetheless, months longer combat have been taking off between Abdullah Saleh’s loyal forces and ruling president backed forces in outskirts of Mocha city, while Saudi-led warplanes have fired missiles on Houthis hideouts.

Mocha is located at least 75 kilometers away from the Bab al-Mandab strait that is deemed a big loss for the Shiite Houthis.

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