Yemen: Pro-Government forces launch a large offensive against Houthi rebels in Dhalea province
Forces loyal to the Yemeni government on Saturday launched a large military offensive against the Houthi rebels in the southern province of Dhalea, a military official told Xinhua.
The joint pro-government forces, covered by warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition, attacked several locations of the Houthi rebels in the northern part of Dhalea, said a local military official on condition of anonymity.
The pro-government forces managed to capture two villages from the Houthis’ control following hours of armed confrontations, he added.
The military source confirmed that an unknown number of deaths and injuries were recorded on both sides during the battles that are still going on sporadically.