YEMEN Press Agency

Yemen army takes over, secures Yakla area of Bayda from AQAP

BAYDA, Aug. 13 (YPA) – The Yemeni army took over and secured the Yakla region of Bayda province on Thursday from Al-Qaeda elements in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a military official told Yemen Press Agency.

The official affirmed that the army attacked al-Qaeda elements and took over Wadi al-Musharif, Jabal Al-Rada, Rawdhat Al-Athba, Jabal Al-Wabra areas, and Al-Mahdi villages, which were the last stronghold of Al-Qaeda organization (AQAP) in the areas of Yakla areas in Qaiva Rada’a district of the province.

Separately, the army forces and the popular committees attacked and secured the areas of Al-Sadara and Tabat Al-Athil, which imposed a complete military siege on the coalition forces in the front of the Mahliya district in the Marib governorate.

On Wednesday, the army carried out a military action agaisn the AQAP in Yakla areas and killed and wounded dozens of the AQAP elements, including foreign leaders, which the US-backed Saudi-led aggression coalition fighter jets wage a series of strikes against the Yemeni army to back the AQAP elements on the ground.

The Yemeni army forces took control over the strategic Mount Nofan between the Qaiva area of Bayda and Mahaliya district in Marib two days ago.