In Saada, 20 Houthis were killed and 28 others held captive, including civilian commander Abu Yasser al-Khoulani, following an attack by the Yemeni army targeting Houthi bases east of Saada, Al-Arabiya reported.
A military commander confirmed that the army held the surprise attack with the support of the Arab Coalition, and liberated several strategic locations, including a the al-Shaeer and al-Raba mountain ranges and a military base in al-Raba.
Videos captured by Yemeni army soldiers showed the army and Arab Coalition forces destroying Houthi rocket launch pads, armed vehicles and military equipment.
The army also launched another military operation on the west coast of Yemen to cut off Houthi supplies coming from Sanaa.
Military sources said that the operation was launched with the help of Arab Coalition jets, which carried out intensive shelling on several posts of the militias. They added that the army is advancing from the al-Duraihmi governorate.