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Yemeni legitimate forces take full control of Baqim district near Saada

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A Yemeni military source said Thursday that the national army seized full control of Baqim district west of Saada governorate.

Brigadier General Yasser al-Harthy, commander of the “102nd special brigade” in the Yemeni army, confirmed that the army seized full control of Baqim , which is 20 km north west of Dhahian, the home town of Abdul Malik al-Houthi, the leader of the coup militias.

Al-Harthy added that the military launched a continuous intense offensive on Houthi positions in Baqim town and the surrounding mountainous areas since Wednesday night, leading the legitimate forces to seize full control of the city.

He pointed out that the fighting caused many death among the Houthi militias, while the army is currently combing the streets of the city and the surrounding mountains.

Earlier on Thursday, the Yemeni army forces backed by the Arab coalition, tightened its grip on the directorate of Hiran in the province of Hajjah.

The army also controlled the international road from Hajjah to Hodeidah.