Yemeni army captures 80 Houthis within two days in Shabwa

Houthi prisoners captured during Bihan district battles. (Supplied)

The Yemeni army captured 80 Houthi militiamen during battles that took place in the Bihan and Asilan districts over the past two days.

The two districts in the Shabwa governorate are considered the last of the Houthi strongholds southeast of the country.

The spokesman of the Yemeni army, Brigadier Abdu Majali, said that the government’s control of bihan and Asilan will completely cut off Houthi supplies from the south.

Majali added that this military victory is a continuation of the liberation of the remaining cities on this front, pointing out that this will pave the way for the liberation of Baida (central Yemen) from the Houthi grip.

He also confirmed that their engineering teams began dismantling mines planted by the militia in Bihan.

The Yemeni army, with the support of the Arab coalition, was successful in controlling the district of Bihan during battles that took place last Friday and Saturday.

Battles still continue in Bihan's Kheir valley, one of the last areas before Shabwa is completely liberated.

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