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Yemeni forces carry out Parachute landing in Maran mountain, Houthis’ stronghold

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The Yemeni national army, backed by the Arab coalition carried out a parachute landing by special forces and counterterrorism forces, in the mountains of Maran, south of the governorate of Saada, the military stronghold of the pro-Iranian Houthi militias.

Major-General of the Special Forces, Colonel Ahmed al-Musabi, said that “the National army forces carried out an air landing on Thursday behind the enemy lines, during which they gained control of a number of positions in the mountainous region, paving the way for reinforcements to come in.

He added that the operation was “carried out by well-trained units” of the national army.

He pointed out that the Yemeni army forces are working in cooperation with the security forces to complete securing the liberated positions in the directorate of al-Dhaher, and the extraction of Houthi mines, in preparation for the return of citizens to their homes.

Over the past two days, the Yemeni army advanced more than 40 kilometers toward Maran, amid heavy casualties among the Houthi militias.