“In the past few weeks there have been some setbacks in Shabwa,” leader of Yemen’s Houthis group, Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi, said in speech broadcasted by the group’s Al Masirah news channel.
“However, this does not mean that our people have been defeated,” he said, adding that the steadfastness of his forces in confronting aggression is a commitment of faith.
In early January, the Yemeni army announced that it had recaptured the districts of Bayhan, Usailan and Ain, west of Shabwa. While on 25 January, it said that it had retaken the Harib district in Marib Governorate.
Since it started in March 2015, the war in Yemen has led to the death of more than 377,000 people. middleastmonitor