Yemen forces recapture Nihm district in Sanaa

Yemen Popular Resistance forces hold position during battle against Houthis militias west of Marib. (File photo: AFP)

Yemen’s armed and resistance forces were able to recapture several key areas within a district in the capital Sanaa.

Several areas including Telti al-Hamra, al-Madfoun and al-Talal from the Nihm district of Sanaa were liberated after more than a year of being held by Houthi militias and forces loyal to ousted former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Nihm has been subjected to fierce fighting from both sides attempting to control the district located east of the capital.

Meanwhile in Taiz, armed forces of the legitimate government of Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi were able to recapture a military hospital in a battle where Houthi militias incurred losses. Among them was key militia leader named Abu Assem.

The advancements come a day after Saudi forces were able to carry out a night-time operation in Jizan and Najran, after spotting Houthi and Saleh militias near the Saudi border, leading to the death of 30 Houthis.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50