Latest Updates on Yemen, 16 January 2021
ISWNews Analysis Group: 20 members of Mansour Hadi’s army left the Saudi coalition and joined to Ansar Allah.
1- Saudi coalition airstrikes:
In the past 24 hours, Saudi coalition warplanes bombed Sarwah area in Marib provinc 1 time, Haradh and Midi areas in al-Hajjah province 2 times
– Ansar Allah reportedly repelled attacks of Saudi-led forces in the Jabal Murad district.
– As a result of Ansar Allah counterattacks on the Rahba and Jabal Murad fronts, a large number of Saudi-led forces have been besieged and some of them have surrendered to Ansar Allah.
– Another 20 members of Mansour Hadi’s army left the Saudi coalition and joined to Ansar Allah. (image)
Abdulqader Murtadha, head of POW exchange committee of rescue administration: 10 prisoners of the Yemeni Army (loyal to Ansar Allah) and popular committees were released in the exchange operation with the mediation of local elders.
Saudi coalition forces have violated the ceasefire 279 times in the past 24 hours.
5- Mansour Hadi, the President of Saudi-backed government in Yemen, has appointed Ahmad Obaid bin Daghar as speaker of parliament.
He was previously the Prime Minister of the Hadi government from 2016 to 2018 and was removed from this position under pressure from the Southern Transitional Council (STC).