The Yemeni national army has gained full control over a number of strategic sites surrounding Baqim directorate north of Saada.
Commander of the Fifth Brigade, Brigader Saleh Qaroush , told media today that this progress represents the starting point to defeating Houthi militias from the center of Baqim.
The army also captured Wadi al-Misini in Hadhramaut governorate that was previously an al-Qaeda stronghold.The army killed nearly 20 armed members from the organization and arrested several others during the operation.
Meanwhile, the Arab Coalition defense systems intercepted two ballistic missiles fired by the Houthi militia towards Marib today. (Alarabiya)