The Saudi-led Arab coalition carried out 18 operations on March 3 against the Houthi militia in Hajjah Governorate, northwest of capital Sanaa.
It said the operations caused the destruction of 12 Houthi vehicles and left a large number of Houthi fighters dead.
The battles in Hajjah between the Yemeni army and the Houthis are the fiercest, the Yemeni army said on its website.
It added that it had succeeded in recovering light and medium weapons and large quantities of ammunitions from the militia’s grip.
The army also succeeded in destroying a mortar with a concentrated bombardment, the army said.
Battles have been raging on in Haradh, a city of Hajjah Governorate, for a month now.
They came in the wake of operations by the Yemeni National Army against the Houthis in the governorate.
The army succeeded in besieging the militia and tightening control over strategic sites in it.
It also infiltrated the eastern and western neighborhoods of the city.
The Houthis are trying, meanwhile, to maintain their control on Haradh, thanks to the strategic importance of the city which is located near Yemen’s border with Saudi Arabia.
The militia has also planted hundreds of mines in the governorate and sent large military reinforcements to it to hinder the progression of the Yemeni army.
It also launched dozens of missiles and drones on the positions of the army.
Yemeni researcher Mohamed Saleh said Haradh is a place through which the Houthi militia can constantly threaten Saudi Arabia.
“The city is very close to Yemen’s border with the kingdom,” Saleh told The Reference.
“It uses it in launching missiles on Saudi territories,” he added.
He noted that Haradh is also largely empty, enjoying a very low population density.