The clashes are part a rekindled battle for territory northeast of Yemen's capital Sana'a
Yemen army captures more than 30 Houthis after losing ground in renewed fighting along Nihm front
Yemeni army forces retook strategic positions, killed and captured more than 30 Houthis in the third day of intense fighting along Nihm front northeast of the capital Sana’a on Tuesday, according to military officials in the internationally recognized government’s combat operations room in Marib governorate.
Amid heavy fighting with the army, Houthi fighters reached the area of Al-Wagherah Majzar from Jarshab mountain, before advancing towards the Al-Jawf-Marib road and Majzar district in Marib, a government field commander said.
The army forces eventually countered the rebel attacks, closed roads and repelled the Houthis in Wadi Al-Wagherah, the military sources said, adding that the rebel fighters fled the positions they attacked and left behind vehicles and medium and light weapons.
Heavy fighting continued along the Al-Maymana front, nearby mountains and Hareeb Nihm, which lasted from midnight to noon.
The army recaptured Jabal Al-Meradha, while the Houthis lost soldiers and equipment, according to the military sources. Two army soldiers were killed and five were wounded in the clashes.