The Yemeni army said on Sunday that around 200 commanders and figures who are loyal to the Houthi militia joined legitimate forces in Jawf, north of the country, adding that more are joining them by the hour.
Brigadier General Ali Mohsen al-Hedi said coordination is underway with Jawf clerics, dignitaries and commanders who want to join legitimate forces and the national army.
He added that most commanders and dignitaries have not yet announced joining legitimacy due to security reasons.
A number of Jawf commanders and influential figures who are loyal to the Houthis announced their decision to join legitimate forces few days ago after the Yemeni army and the Saudi-led coalition advanced and liberated large parts of Jawf.
According to Hedi, a camp has been set for them to rehabilitate them under the army’s management.
Around 200 Houthi loyalists join legitimate forces in Yemen’s Jawf