Al-Yatama under control of Yemen army, Popular Committees
Amid Saudi-led aggressions against Yemeni citizens, the Yemeni army and the Popular Committees have announced that Al-Yatama is now under their control.
Sources on the ground confirmed to Al Mayadeen Saturday that the army and the Popular Committees in Yemen have seized the Al-Yatama area, the administrative center of the Khub Washaaf district which shares borders with Najran, Saudi Arabia.
The sources said that the army and the committees took control of the international highway in the Al-Yatama area which leads to the Al-Khadra border crossing between Najran, Saudi Arabia, and Saada, Yemen.
The Yemen army and the Popular Committees were previously able to control large parts of Al-Yamata's region and markets, west of the vast district of Khub Washaaf and the major districts of Al-Jawf.
On Friday, the Saudi coalition targeted a residential building in Al-Mahwit governorate with three airstrikes, constituting the coalition's latest massacre which killed and injured over 10 victims.
A spokesman for Ansar Allah, Muhammad Abdul Salam, contended that under the complicity of the United Nations and with the silence of the international community, Saudi Arabia continues its aggression against civilians as it commits a multitude of crimes, including its latest in Al-Mahwit province.
Earlier today, Yemeni armed force spokesman Yahya Saree said that the Yemeni forces had shot down a spy plane belonging to the Saudi coalition, a Boeing ScanEagle, within the Al-Yatama airspace in the Khub Washa'af district, Al-Jawf governorate, Friday.
Saudi aggression on Christmas Eve
A Yemeni woman and a child were killed Friday as a result of a Saudi-led coalition strike that hit the residence of the Communications Corporation's guard in the Ajama Hashem Al-Houry area, medical sources reported to Al Mayadeen.
Eight members of the same family were also injured during the strike.
On the other hand, the coalition said that a Saudi citizen and a Yemeni resident were killed after a projectile was launched on Jazan.
The Saudi-led coalition carried an attack on Friday, claiming to have destroyed "two mountain caves used to store ballistic missiles and weapons in Saada."
On Thursday, the Saudi coalition raids targeted residential neighborhoods in Sanaa. Al Mayadeen's correspondent pointed out that Al-Sabeen Maternal Hospital and Al-Shaab Mosque were seriously damaged as a result of the coalition airstrikes.