RIYADH, 8th February, 2016 (WAM) — After having tightened its grip over the Ghailama region, located in Mahali valley, the Yemeni army, assisted by the popular resistance, is advancing towards the capital, Sanaa, officers said today.

The Saudi Press Agency, SPA, quoted a statement from the state-run Yemen News Agency, as saying that according to a military source, the army and the popular resistance have thwarted a counter-attack by the Houthi militias in the Masoura region following fierce battles during which a rebel leader and a number of soldiers were killed.