Government forces control the second provincial directorates of Hajjah Governorate

Government forces control the second provincial directorates of Hajjah Governorate

Government troops on Thursday seized control of the Hiraan district in the eastern province of Hajjah, northwest of Yemen, and tightened its grip on the international road linking the cities of Haradh and al-Hodeidah.

According to a military source of the Almasdar online, the government forces took control of the Directorate's center, following fierce battles against the militants of the al-Houthi group, in which a number of dead and wounded were killed in the ranks of the latter.

He said the process of control and progress had been carried out with the heavy aerial support of Arab coalition fighters led by Saudi Arabia.

Houthis have been in control of the Directorate for three years, but with the restoration of government forces, the second is in Hajjah that has been lost since the fighting started in the province early in 2016, after Midi district.


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