Yemeni Army Makes Progress in Sanaa Province

April 8, 2019

Saudi state-agency SPA stated that the Yemeni army took charge of Jabal Al-Ghunaimi, east of Sanaa province in an operation on Saturday.
A military source stated that a Saudi-led Arab coalition jets aimed Houthi troops in the area.

Battle continued between the Yemeni army and the rebels, with the army making progress, as per sources. Combat between the conflicting sides picked up this month after the Houthi rebels were blamed of declining to enforce an UN-led peace accord in Hodeidah.

Last month, the US ambassador to Yemen stated that the Houthis were hindering the deal, which would permit aid workers access to the area to disburse humanitarian aid to the 24 million Yemenis in need of it.

The truce agreement between the two parties, which was reached in Stockholm, was signed last year in December; however, troops have not started the planned re-stationing of Hodeidah.

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