The Joint National Resistance Forces, supported by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, have continued to make further advances, pushing further into the Houthi militia stronghold of Saada in northern Yemen, according to senior official sources.
“The Joint National Resistance Forces have made major advances against the Houthi militia fighters across the Maran mountains,” chief of the army’s Third Brigade Abdul Karim Al Sadai told September Net local news outlet.
The area of Maran is in the district of Haydan in the northern province of Saada, it is the place, where most of the Houthi militia senior leading figures come from.
Commander Al Sadai added that his forces are now positioned about six kilometers away from the house of Hussain al-Houthi, the founder of the Iran-allied extremist group.
“During the heavy clashes and confrontations as well as the ground and air offensives, the fighters of the Houthi militia have sustained heavy human and material losses,” he said.
The militia group known as Houthis has plunged the poorest Arab country “Yemen” into strife after they deposed the internationally recognized government and seized the capital Sana’a in late 2014.
The Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, is fighting to restore the legitimate government. The war has worsened the humanitarian situation in poor Yemen.