On January 14, Yemeni forces loyal to Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi backed by the Saudi-led coalition captured the areas of al-Awadi, al-Sa’ara’, Souq al-Buqa’a and large parts of the strategic al-Aulib Mountains in the eastern parts of the province of Saada, according to the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV.
Yemeni sources said that pro-Hadi forces captured several Soviet-made 9M14 Malyutka Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs) from the Houthis during its advance in Saada province.
The Saudi-led coalition and pro-Hadi forces also resumed their advance in central Yemen and captured Markuza Mount in al-Bayda province. The mount is one of the key positions in the area because it overlooks some positions of the Houthis in Fasha area.
Al-Arabia reported that Saudi warplanes destroyed two training camps and a HQ of the Houthis in al-Bayda province. Over 90 fighters of the Houthis were killed in the Saudi airstrikes, according to the source.
The Saudi-led coalition advance in northern and central Yemen is aimed at threatening the Houthis in their key city of Saada and in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a.