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Yemens army recaptures Ahem Triangle in Hajjah

The Yemeni national army said its forces completed the recapturing and secured the Ahem Triangle in Hajjah Governorate in north-western Yemen and completed its control of the remaining villages adjacent to the triangle, following a military operation by the army backed by the Arab coalition supporting legitimacy in Yemen against the pro-Iranian Houthi militias.

Army forces took control of several villages east and north of the triangle and sources said the fighting was continuing to recapture the remaining villages.

The coalition fighter jets launched several air raids on Houthi gatherings and reinforcements resulting in the destruction of a military vehicle carrying a number of militias elements, according to the army media office.

The importance of the Ahem Triangle is that it connects the districts of Harad and Medi in the north, Hiran in the south, and the directorates of Hajour, MestABa and Bakil al-Meer in the east, which is a vital artery connecting the governorates of Saada and Amran with Harad, Medi and Hodeidah.

The controlling of this strategic triangle by the Yemeni national army is considered a major military blow to the Houthis in Hodeidah, since it is no less important than cutting the road between Sanaa and Hodeidah.

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Last Update: Sunday, 18 November 2018 KSA 19:02 – GMT 16:02

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