Pro-Government Forces Recapture Yemeni Base

- VOA News,August 5, 2015

Forces backing Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi recaptured an important military base from Houthi rebels on Tuesday, as they continue a push to reverse the Houthi campaign that forced Hadi to flee the country in March.

After several days of fighting, the pro-government forces, backed by airstrikes from a Saudi-led coalition, seized the Al-Anad air base located about 60 kilometers from the port city of Aden.

Pro-government sources said the fighting left 70 Houthi rebels dead and dozens captured, with at least 24 loyalist troops killed.

The Al-Anad base was once an important intelligence site used by U.S. forces in their campaign of drone strikes against the Yemen-based al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. 

With the help of the Saudi-led airstrikes and shipments of weapons and vehicles from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the pro-government forces have made recent progress, chiefly regaining control of Aden last month.

The Houthis still control large areas of Yemen, including the capital Sanaa, which they seized nearly a year ago.

也门亲政府军队夺回重要空军基地

- 美国之音,2015年8月5日

支持也门总统哈迪的军队星期二从胡塞反叛分子手中收复了一个重要军事基地。亲政府部队继续努力挫败今年三月迫使哈迪逃亡海外的胡塞武装的攻势。

经过几天的交战,亲政府军在沙特领导的联盟空袭支持下,夺回了距港口城市亚丁约60公里的阿纳德空军基地。亲政府军的消息来源说,战斗中有70名胡塞反叛分子被打死,几十名被俘虏,至少有24名政府军士兵牺牲。

阿纳德空军基地一度是一个重要的的情报中心,美军曾利用那个基地对设在也门的阿拉伯半岛基地组织发动无人机空袭。

在沙特主导的空袭以及沙特和阿拉伯联合酋长国运送的武器和车辆的帮助下,亲政府部队近来取得进展,上个月基本上重新控制了亚丁。 不过胡塞反叛武装仍然控制着也门大片地区,包括将近一年前占领的首都萨那。