ADEN, Yemen, Around 25 soldiers of the Saudi-backed Yemeni government forces were killed Tuesday, during a large-scale attack, launched by the Houthis in the country's northern province of Saada.

The Houthi group set up an ambush, for a number of advancing military units of the government forces, in Saada's eastern area of Kataf, the military official said.

He said, the attack left 25 soldiers killed and scores of others injured, adding that, the Houthis captured a number of soldiers.

Hadi Tarshan, the governor of Saada, confirmed that intense armed confrontations have been underway near Kataf, for the third consecutive day.

Tarshan said, the government forces dispatched heavy reinforcements, to support the military units during the ongoing fighting with the Houthis near Kataf area.

The Saudi-backed Yemeni government forces are attempting to achieve on-ground progress, towards the main strongholds of the Houthi rebel group in Saada.

Saada is considered the main bastion of the Iran-backed Houthi rebel group, and parts of the province are located near the border with Saudi Arabia.

Source: NAM News Network

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