Yemeni army gains control of mountainous area in Houthi stronghold Saada

Military sources said that the army liberated the mountainous chain of al-Sabah, close to the directorate of Baqem in Saada. (Supplied)

The Yemeni army, backed by the Arab coalition, has made new progress in northern Saada, a Houthi militia stronghold.

Military sources said that the army liberated the mountainous chain of al-Sabah, close to the directorate of Baqem in Saada.

The army had earlier made field progress in the same area. The army also controlled a number of positions as part of its operations to disintegrate the Houthi militia and cause heavy losses among its ranks.

Brigadier Yasser Majali said in an earlier statement to Al Arabiya News Channel that his forces, with the support of the coalition and Saudi ground forces, took control of large areas in the region, and reached the outskirts of al-Zamah, after liberating the surrounding valleys.

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