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Yemeni army attacks Houthi military positions on outskirts of Qanya

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Houthi militia, dressed in army fatigues,march in a parade during a gathering in the capital Sanaa to mobilize more fighters to battlefronts to fight pro-government forces in several Yemeni cities , on January 1,2017 /AFP

DUBAI: Yemen’s army launched “a fierce attack” on Iranian-backed Houthi militia positions on the outskirts of Qanya district between the provinces of Al-Bayda and Marib, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported on Saturday.

According to a Yemeni military source, the attack targeted militia positions close to the border near the Directorate of Sawadiyah in Al-Bayda, which is the militia’s headquarters in the province.

According to a Yemeni news agency, the attack came after a period of calm in the region following the Yemeni army’s liberation of Qanya market and other strategic positions.

Al-Ekhbariya also reported that Arab coalition aircraft launched air strikes targeting Houthi military positions in the strategic area of ​​Yispel, which resulted in several deaths and injuries among Houthi militants as well as the destruction of a tank, weapons and ammunition.