Aden: The Yemeni army announced on Sunday that it had made new progress in the Directorate of Qatabah, north of the province of Al Dhale in the south of Yemen.

The Saudi Press Agency quoted a Yemeni military source as saying the Yemeni army forces managed to capture the areas of Habil Al Kareyat, Habil Al Harewa and Habil Al Batena and Western Al Shakhab in Qatabah district, forcing Al Houthi militia to flee.

The Yemeni army continues to advance towards the Salim area west of the Qatabah district, according to the website of the Yemeni Ministry of Defence.

The source said that the clashes resulted in deaths and injuries among the Houthis, the capture of three of three militia, and the destruction of a number of their vehicles.