Jawf (Debriefer) - The Yemeni official government troops have retaken control of new sites in al-Hazm, Jawf's provincial capital, the army's media center said Tuesday, after fierce fighting with Houthi forces in the northern governorate.
The national army and resistance troops launched a counterattack that led to the liberation of some strategic sites from Houthi control in al-Nodhood area, to the east of al-Hazm, the center added.
The fighting left deaths and injuries among Houthi ranks, it claimed without details on the national army's losses.
Three Houthi armed patrols were damaged by the army's artillery force, in addition to other material losses, the center quoted field sources as saying.
Saudi-led coalition warplanes carried a number of airstrikes targeting Houthi sites and reinforcements in the same front, leaving 5 patrols and 3 armor vehicles damaged, according to the center.
Excepting for some slight clashes, battlegrounds in Jawf saw a state of lull in the last few weeks.
Military analysts say renewed battles in Jawf will help abate military pressure on government troops in the adjacent governorate of Marib that sees the fiercest hostilities amid Houthi attempts to seize the oil-rich governorate.