Yemeni Popular Resistance forces tighten Aden grip

Southern Resistance fighters flash the victory sign at the international airport of Yemen's southern port city of Aden. (Reuters)

Forces loyal to Yemeni President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi tightened their grip on the southern city of Aden after parts of Tawahi district were reclaimed, Al Arabiya News channel reported Sunday.

The Popular Resistance took control of state institutions in the district and targeted the last stronghold belonging to the Iranian-backed Houthi militias.

Tawahi houses state institutions including the presidential palace, state security offices and the main port.

The latest advances in Aden come only a day after pro-Hadi forces had announced the seizure of Al-Anad Triangle located in Lahj province, about 50 km (30 miles) north of Aden, as part of an offensive dubbed "Operation Golden Arrow."

Operation Golden Arrow, the biggest government fight back against the Iran-backed Houthis, comes four months after the militias entered the port city of Aden.

The Popular Resistance also said it had captured the Labuza army base in Lahj and the headquarters of the 117th armored division in eastern Shabwa province some 230km (145 miles) away.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44