Yemen’s army regain control of areas in Shabwah

A Yemeni fighter loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi stands on an armed pick up truck near Kahbub, on a mountainous area overlooking the strategic Bab al-Mandab Strait at the entrance to the Red Sea, on September 15, 2016. (AFP)

A Yemeni military official said that in the past two days, the army and popular resistance forces have regained control of posts which Houthis and forces loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh were in control of in the governorate of Shabwah.

Ahmad al-Qili, the commander of Al-Hazm brigade, said the army is advancing in the areas of al-Saq and al-Safha adding that it also blocked the Bayhan path which linked between Shabwah and Marib and which the Houthi militias used to smuggle weapons and drugs.

Meanwhile, the army's engineering teams said they removed 600 mines which rebels had planted around the city of Bayhan in the Shabwah governorate.

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Last Update: Friday, 09 December 2016 KSA 00:27 - GMT 21:27