The Yemeni army, backed by Arab coalition warplanes, liberated a number of villages and sites near Al Malahiz market, one of the most important and largest markets in Saada province in north-western Yemen.
The Yemeni army managed to liberate several villages and areas in Al Zaher directorate, near Al Malahiz market, Al Arabiya news channel reported on Thursday, quoting army commander Major-General Abdul Karim al Sadai as saying.
The Yemeni troops have controlled Al Malahiz market few days after the international supply line to Houthis has been cut. This was considered the main supply line for the Houthi militias in Hidan directorate, Sadai said.
“The Yemeni army heroes are getting ready to enter the market to liberate it from the Houthi militants in the coming few hours,” he added.
Liberating Al Malahiz market and resuming trade activities at it is very important due to its strategic location, which is considered as the gate to Maran district, the stronghold of the Houthi rebels.