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Yemeni army regains key mountain range bordering Saudi Arabia

Control over the mountain range cuts supply routes and passages for the Houthi militia. (Supplied)

The Yemeni army said on Monday that it has regained control of the Umm al-Athem mountain range in the Saada, near the Saudi border.

According to the armed forces’ media center, army units aided by Arab coalition jet fighters struck the Houthis stronghold in Saada province following fierce battles.

Control over the mountain range cuts supply routes and passages for the Houthi militia.

Yemeni forces also succeeded in deterring an assault on al-Hudaydah governorate in al-Abdiyah District which located between Marib and al-Bayda governorates.

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Last Update: Monday, 8 January 2018 KSA 15:03 - GMT 12:03
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