Tamil Diplomat

Yemen crisis: Houthi rebels ‘driven from key al-Anad airbase’

Pro-government forces in Yemen have retaken the country’s largest airbase in a battle with Houthi rebels, a spokesman for the forces told the BBC.

Heavy casualties have been reported at al-Anad airbase, north of Aden, after intense fighting there in recent days.

It comes after pro-government forces, backed by air strikes from a Saudi-led coalition, retook Aden in July.

The Saudis are leading a campaign to push the rebels back and restore the government, which it is sheltering.(BBC  2015),