Yemeni pro-govt forces regain control of strategic locations in Taiz

Pro-government troops ride on the back of a military truck as they parade to mark the 55th anniversary of the September 1962 revolution in the war-torn southwestern city of Taiz, Yemen September 26, 2017. (Reuters)

Yemeni military sources said late Sunday that the national army has diffused a Houthi militia attack north of Mawza district and east of Yakhtul in west Taiz.

Meanwhile, the national army also attacked militia sites in Hayfan district, south-east of Taiz, where they were able to regain control over Ash Shuayb mountains and a number of strategic sites in Al Abus.

The Yemeni army also gained control over numerous strategic sites in Tur Al Baha, north-west of Lahij – south of the Yemeni capital.

The Houthi militia and fighters allied to the ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh responded to these defeats by randomly air raiding nearby villages in the district.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:55 - GMT 06:55