Yemen army captures key military base from Houthis
AL-MUKALLA: Yemeni troops and allied tribesmen have stormed and captured the strategic Al-Khanjar military base and surrounding areas in the northern province of Jouf.The operation, supported by Saudi-led Arab coalition warplanes, is a heavy blow to Iran-backed Houthi militias and their control of much of northern Yemen, the army said. The offensive followed several weeks of intensive fighting in the area. “This is a great victory. By seizing control of Al-Khanjar, the national army has secured a road between Marib and Joutema in Jouf,” said Rabia Al-Qurashi, the Yemeni army spokesman in the province.