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Seven Houthis dead as Yemeni army controls new areas in Saada

The Yemeni army, with the support of the Arab Coalition, was able to control the two mountains of Kaam and Batr. (Reuters)

The Yemeni army, with the support of the Arab Coalition, was able to control the two mountains of Kaam and Batr south of Mandaba in the Saada governorate after fierce battles with the Houthi militia.

A military source told Al Arabiya that the army was able to carry out an attack on the Houthis in both mountains in the Baqem district after tough battles that resulted in the death of seven militiamen.

The Yemeni army also captured one Houthi militiaman after he was injured during the battle. They also seized a number of weapons, RPGs, a cannon and Kalashnikovs.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 6 February 2018 KSA 18:03 - GMT 15:03
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