DUBAI: The Yemeni National Army liberated the Wadi Al-Jisr area, west of Taiz, following violent confrontations with the Iran-backed Houthi militia on Saturday, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.

The official Yemeni news agency quoted a military source as saying that “the confrontations led to the liberation of Wadi Al-Jisr, west of Taiz, during which the militias suffered heavy losses in men and equipment.”

In the same context, the Yemeni army forces foiled a Houthi on the army’s air defense positions.