On December 15, forces loyal to Saudi-backed president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi captured the district of Beihan in the southern province of Shabwah, according to the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV.
The media outlet added the areas of that Ja’abur, al-Khazan, al-Naqub, Jabal Bin Saba’an, al-Safaha al-Gharbiyah, al-Safaha al-Sharqiyah and al-Sa’adi in Usaylan district north of Beihan were also captured by the Pro-Hadi forces.
The advance was supported by warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition.
Pro-Hadi forces captured a rocket launcher, a bulldozer, a vehicle and an artillery piece from the Houthis during its advance in Shabwah province.
From its side, the Houthis killed over 20 fighters of pro-Hadi forces, and injured many others including a commander “Ahmed bin Saleh Al-Aqili” during the clashes in Shabwah province, according to Yemeni sources.
Meanwhile in western Yemen, the Houthis reached the Res Sea coast south of the town of Mocha and besieged pro-Hadi and the Saudi-led coalition forces on the coastal highway south of the strategic port of Hudaydah.
However, the Saudi-led coalition will likely continue its attack on al-Hudaydah as it is using landing ships to resupply its troops via a sea route.