The Yemeni army has seized Iranian-made weapons used by Huthis Shia rebels, AFP quoted a Yemeni official on Sunday.
"The troops have discovered six storehouses for weapons that belong to the Huthi rebels and contain some Iranian-made weapons, including machine guns, short-range rockets and ammunition," the official said.
The weapons were found near the rugged mountainous city of Saada, where the army launched an offensive against the rebels two weeks ago.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh pledged last week to crush the Shiite rebellion after the fighting that began in the Saada province on the border with Saudi Arabia spread to the Amran province to the south. The rebels, led by Abdul-Malek Al-Huthi, have been engaged in fighting with government forces on and off since 2004.