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Houthis advance in southwest Yemen

21 June 2016 11:42

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Fighters with the Houthi Ansarullah movement in Yemen have gained ground against Saudi mercenaries in the country’s southwestern Lahij Province.

On Tuesday, the fighters wrested control of the Jales Mountain near the al-And military base, which is under the control of Saudi mercenaries, and are moving toward the base.

The Houthis also fired rockets at pockets of the mercenaries in the Tadaween base west of the Ma’rib Province.

Ansarullah has been defending Yemen, the Arab world’s most impoverished country, against a deadly Saudi invasion, which the kingdom launched in March 2015 to restore power to former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

More than 9,400 people have been killed and at least 16,000 others injured since the onset of the aggression.

On Tuesday, Saudi warplanes staged attacks in Lahij, killing 15 civilians and injuring as many others, local media said.

Media outlets allied with Hadi, meanwhile, reported that a residential building was “mistakenly” targeted in the province.

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