Huthis Capture Provincial Capital Near Saudi Border
In Yemen, the Huthi insurgents, aka AnsarAllah, supported by elements of Yemeni army loyal to former president Saleh, captured the town of al-Hazm, the capital of al-Jawf province on the border of Saudi Arabia. The town fell after heavy fighting with tribal militia loyal to exiled president Hadi (Reuters, 14 June). The capture of al-Hazm a day before Geneva peace talks is an important victory for the Huthis.
File photo: Houthi fighters outside Sanaa airport; 28 March 2015 (Reuters)