Yemeni army liberates strategic post in al-Bayda

The Yemeni army forces foiled three attacks by the Houthi militias in the al-Dhale governorate. (Supplied)

The Yemeni national army, backed by the Arab Coalition supporting the legitimate government, made new progress on Wednesday in the directorate of al-Malajim in the al-Bayda governorate north of the country.

A military source said the army liberated the highest summit in the strategic mountain of Surran in al-Malajim directorate following intense fighting with the Houthi militias, resulting in militiamen casualties.

The source pointed out that the coalition fighter jets targeted Houthi reinforcements in the area in al-Malajim, destroying convoys of fighters and military equipment in the militias’ positions.

In a related military development, dozens of militiamen were either killed or wounded in confrontations with the Yemeni national army in the al-Dhale governorate.

According to sources, Yemeni army forces foiled three attacks by the Houthi militias, in which they tried to recover mountainous positions south of Dumat city in the al-Dhale governorate, leading to the death of dozens of militiamen.

The Yemeni Army Media Center published a video showing the liberated areas in Dumat, the last stronghold of the Houthis in the southern governorate of Dhale.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53