Fresh clashes between Yemeni forces, militias

Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resistance Committees hold a position during ongoing fight against Houthis and their allies west of Marib city. (AFP)

Fierce clashes continued on Wednesday between Yemeni resistance forces and Houthi militias in the areas of Masloub and al-Aqba in the Jawf district.

Sources close to Al Arabiya News Channel confirmed that Houthi militia commander Mabkhoot al-Husan and his supporters surrendered themselves to the popular resistance forces.

Coalition forces also confirmed that they were able to successfully strike Houthi targets and destroy vast weapons cash in the district of al-Ghayl.

The clashes comes after Saudi Arabia ramped up its shelling on Houthi targets near the border a day after five of its soldiers were killed in the frontier province of Najran.

Coalition artillery pounds Houthi sites on Yemen border

The five soldiers had been killed in eight hours of fighting when the Saudis confronted “enemy elements of armed groups who tried to infiltrate in several places” in the Najran area, the state-run SPA news agency reported a ministry spokesman as saying.

Houthi sites along the Saudi-Yemen border were targeted by the coalition, in which dozens of the Iranian-backed militias were killed.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52