Yemen army makes strategic advances against Houthis

Yemen army makes strategic advances against Houthis
Tribal gunmen brandish their weapons during a gathering to show support to the the Shiite Houthi movement against Yemen in the northwestern city of Saada. (AFP/File)
Updated 17 January 2019

Yemen army makes strategic advances against Houthis

Yemen army makes strategic advances against Houthis
  • The Yemeni army also clashed with Houthi militia in Taiz
  • Several Houthis were killed during the fighting

DUBAI: The Yemeni army has continued in its advances against the Houthis, liberating strategic areas in Saada that were strong-holds of the militia, the armed forces media center said Thursday.

Backed by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, the army advanced in the western part of Saada province, northwestern Yemen, making gains in Baqem district.

The forces also liberated Mount Al-Omani during the attack.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the Yemeni army clashed with Houthi militia in Taiz, where dozens of Houthis died and several others were injured.

The Yemeni army also attacked Houthi posts in other areas in Taiz, killing 11 and wounding several others, Colonel Hamid Al-Khalidi told the Yemen News Agency.