Yemeni army pushes back Saudis in Hajjah
HAJJAH – The Yemeni army has on Monday carried out a large-scale attack on positions of Saudi-hired militants in Hajjah province, northern Yemen. This was confirmed by the Spokesman of the Yemen army, Yahya Saree, late on Monday.
According to the spokesman, the army forces attacked the positions of the militants in al-Hossain Mountain of Hiran front, killing and injuring dozens of them.
The army forces took over the strategic al-Hossain mountain, Hawtala, Shaab- Nabea and nearby military sites, after inflicting massive losses on the Saudi-backed militants’ ranks, the report stated.
Saree confirmed that the army forces have liberated more than 6 square kilometers, killing and injuring dozens of the militias in the process.
The spokesperson added that the offensive lasted for 7 hours, and that the militias were supported by Saudi airstrikes of Apache helicopters and warplanes.
The official indicated that the Saudi-led coalition warplanes launched a series of intensive air raids on Hiran district in order to back its militants in their foiled attack, however without making any progress on the ground.