Yemeni army liberates govt compound in Houthi militia stronghold

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Yemeni forces said on Wednesday dawn that they liberated the governmental compound in al-Malaheez in Al-Zahir district in Saada which is the Houthis’ main stronghold in Yemen’s far north.

According to a statement published on the army’s website, army forces raided the compound aided with the Arab coalition’s air force following violent clashes with the Houthis.

A source said the battles inflicted human and material losses on the Houthis, adding that many Houthis fled leaving their weapons behind.

Yemeni forces, supported with the Arab coalition, are close to surrounding the stronghold of the Houthis’ leader in the caves of Marran in the center of Saada as part of the operation to “to cut the head off the snake” that’s ongoing on five fronts.

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