20-11-2019 12:28 AM Jerusalem Timing

Huthis Advance in Battles against "Hashid" Northern Yemen

Huthis Advance in Battles against

The Huthis have overrun strongholds of powerful tribes in northern Yemen, witnesses said Sunday, in a major advance following weeks of combat that have left scores dead.

The Huthis have overrun strongholds of powerfulFighters in Yemen tribes in northern Yemen, witnesses said Sunday, in a major advance following weeks of combat that have left scores dead.

The Huthis seized the town of Huth and Khamri village -- the seat of the Hashid tribal chief, as tribal defence lines crumbled, local sources and witnesses said.  

Tribal chief sheikh Hussein al-Ahmar ordered his fighters to evacuate his family's farm in Khamri and set it ablaze, witnesses said, adding that the Huthis captured scores of "Hashid" militants.