SANAA (Debriefer)--The Houthi group says it have taken control of the entire province of Bayda in central Yemen after clearing the last pockets of Al-Qaeda and Daesh in the districts of Al-Sawma'ah, Mswarah and Mukayras.
In a news conference in Sanaa on Thursday, the group's military spokesperson Yahya Sarea said their forces captured seven camps of the two terrorist groups in the past 48 hours within a qualitative military operation called the down of freedom.
The Iran-allied Houthis have been fighting the forces of the internationally recognised government for years in the province.
In recent weeks, they pushed deeper into the adjacent province of Shabwa coinciding with their ongoing offensive against the main stronghold of the government, Marib province.
They have also intensified their assaults on the government forces and UAE-backed southern separatists in the southern province of Abyan.