The Saudi-backed pro-Hadi militias have not had a kind weekend, thanks in large part to the advancing Yemeni Army and Houthis that have captured several sites in southern Yemen, while the Hadi loyalists suffer heavy losses to their military personnel and equipment.
On Sunday morning, the Yemeni Army and their popular committees – led by Houthis – imposed full control over the strategic city of Damt in the contested Al-Dhale Governorate (southern Yemen) after a series of intense firefights with the Saudi-backed Hadi loyalists this week.
In addition to the capture of Damt in the Al-Dhale Governorate, the Yemeni Army and Houthis would also capture the Al-Khazan Mountains and Directorate Building inside the city of Juban, leaving several Hadi loyalists dead and their equipment confiscated.
Meanwhile, in the Shabwa Governorate, the Yemeni Army and Houthis defeated the Hadi loyalists at the Al-Mayzir Fortress (Hosn Al-Mayzir), resulting in their full capture of this site after a violent firefight for control of this military target.
East of the Yemeni capital, the Yemeni and Houthis captured several sites from the Hadi loyalists inside the Mareb Governorate, including the hilltops overlooking the Koufal Camp; this report was coalesced with the news of several hundred Saudi-funded mercenaries withdrawing from the province.