The Yemeni army announced on Saturday that it has liberated the al-Dhaher district, southwest of Saada, which is considered one of the main strongholds of the Houthi militias. The army said that it is advancing towards the Hidan directorate amid severe losses in the Houthis’ frontlines.
The army’s media center stated that the national army, with the support of the Arab Coalition, was also able to liberate the al-Malahit front as well as the Maran triangle. They also liberated a government building complex as part of their large-scale military operation to gain complete control of the al-Dhaher district.
A military source was quoted as saying: “Following the continuation of advancements in the eastern direction of the Directorate of al-Malahit, our armed forces were able to liberate a major factory, while in the northern side, a number of strategic sites were controlled, including command posts, that represented the most important reinforcements of the Houthi coup militias.”
The military source added that the fighting is continuing until Marran, where the army is preparing to enter the Hidan directorate and rid it of the Houthis.
The source said that the al-Malahit triangle is the link between Yemen and Saudi Arabia, which leads to the Hajjah province, then to Maran, up till the kingdom.
Meanwhile, the Yemeni army, supported by the coalition, continued its field advances in the Baqim district of Saada.
The army’s forces fought fierce battles for the second day in a row in the center of Baqim, as the coalition’s aircrafts targeted Houthi reinforcements through several raids in different parts of the district.