In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, fighters against Shiite rebels known as Houthis gather at the road leading to Al-Anad base near Aden in the southern province of Lahej, Yemen. The capture of the Al-Anad base was a significant victory for the forces allied to Yemen's exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in their battle to reverse the gains of Houthis. (AP Photo/Wael Qubady)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The Saudi Coalition announced on Wednesday morning that their forces began an imperative offensive inside the Dhale province.

The Saudi Coalition, led by the pro-government Yemeni troops, are attempting to retake the territory they lost at the hands of the Houthi forces earlier this month.

Among the areas captured by the Houthi forces was the provincial capital, Qa’tbah, which was previously contested for several weeks.

In addition to Qa’tbah, the Houthi forces seized over 15 towns during the offensive; this forced the pro-government troops to withdraw further east in order to regroup.

The Saudi Coalition forces need to retake their lost ground in Dhale because the province itself is located just north of the government’s temporary capital, Aden, which is situated along the Red Sea.

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FairsFair
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I’m rooting for the Houthis. They are fighting to preserve their country against the reprobate Saudis and Emiratis. And the latter two aren’t even using their own soldiers in the invasion but paying for mercernaries and jihadis to do the fighting.

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Actually, Houthis did a successful Iranian-backed coup against legitimate resident Hadi in order to reinstall former prez Saleh (and also former North-Yemen dictator) how was ousted through popular uprising.
Prez Hadi called KSA and UAE for help just like Bashar called Putin.
Note that Saleh finally understood that things were going too far and tried to negotiate a peace treaty.
The Houthi reaction came fast : they assassinated Saleh, which le to Saleh’s Republican Guard to switch sides.

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“Pro government troops”?

Pathetic.

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I know. Sudanese mercenaries are not Yemenis.

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No Shawn , it’s true : they support the legitimate Yemeni government.
Yemen is a democracy, Houthis did a coup.

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i am hoping the saudies loose badly

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The Bani-Saoud are serious a$$holes, but just like when they helped Kuwait in 1991, herein, they’re on the right side of history by helping Hadi, just like Putin helps Assad. The Houthis are for Yemen what al-Nusra is for Syria.