Yemen’s National Army said their ground forces were making further progress on Friday morning in front-lines of Nihm northeast of the capital Sanaa.
Military sources in the field said that the army and the Popular Resistance forces were able to regain control of Jabal al-Dabbayeb and the highlands west of Jabal al-Qarn in Nihm District after violent confrontations with Houthi militias.
Sources also pointed out that confrontations erupted at dawn, where warring sides used various types of heavy artillery in clashes that continued until midday.
In Taiz, southwest of Yemen, 13 Houthi militants were killed on Friday, including a leader in separate attacks by Yemen’s armed forces on militia positions.
Local security sources revealed the killing of Ahmed Abdulrahman Muhabi, who was a Houthi deputy field commander. He was killed along with three of his companions when artillery shelling hit their positions in west Taiz.
In the Qahfah distrct, similar artillery shelling on militia positions also resulted in six militants killed while several others were injured.