Yemen: Army advances in Saada, UN envoy continues consultations

The Yemeni army, with the support of the Arab coalition was able to retake many villages and posts north of Saada. (File photo:Reuters)

Military sources reported that the Yemeni national army forces liberated new positions in the directorate of Razih north of the governorate of Saada, and killed a number of elements of the pro-Iranian Houthi militias.

The military source the Seventh Brigade of the Border Guards in the Yemeni army, told Yemeni media on Wednesday evening that a number of villages east of al- Azhour strategic mountain in Razih were liberated following a surprise attack which lasted more than two hours Wednesday, killing seven people and injuring more than 11 others.

In the meantime, Arab coalition’s fighter jets destroyed, a vehicle carrying Houthi fighters, and staged other raids bombing the Houthi militias’ positions and fortifications in the same area.

UN envoy Griffiths continues consultations ahead of Sweden talks

On the political consultations, UN envoy Martin Griffiths traveled to Hodeidah on Thursday following meetings with Houthi leaders in Sanaa on Wednesday.

Russian Sputnik news agency reported that “Griffiths arrived Wednesday in Sanaa and met with Houthi officials, and on Thursday he traveled to Hodeidah, and from there he will be traveling to the Jordanian capital, Amman.”

The agency confirmed that Griffiths will not meet any military parties in Hodeidah, explaining that “it is not within the competence of the Special Envoy to meet military leaders in Hodeidah, as he is a UN commissioner to resume the political process.”

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:58 - GMT 06:58
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