Yemeni pro-Hadi forces advance in Aden

Southern Popular Resistance fighters ride on a tank at the front line of fighting against Houthi fighters, on the outskirts Aden, Yemen. (File: Reuters)

Forces loyal to Yemeni President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi seized Sunday a military air base in the southern city of Aden, according to Al Arabiya News channel.

The Popular Resistance, supported by the Arab coalition, captured Al-Anad Triangle located in Lahj province, about 50 km (30 miles) north of Aden, as part of an offensive dubbed "Operation Golden Arrow."

Operation Golden Arrow, the biggest government fight back against the Iran-backed Houthis, comes four months after the militias entered the port city of Aden.

The Popular Resistance also captured the Labuza army base in Lahj and the headquarters of the 117th armored division in eastern Shabwa province some 230km (145 miles) away.

The advances come a day after Yemen’s internationally recognized government announced the "liberation" of the country’s second city, Aden, following four months of intense battles with the Iranian-backed militias.

Exiled Vice President Khaled Bahah said on his Facebook account on Friday that his government will try "to restore life" to the southern port city.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48