By Mohamed al-Samei
Government forces have reportedly made military gains in Yemen's northern Saada province, the main stronghold of the rebel Houthi group.
The army-linked september.net portal said government forces captured several towns in the province after clashes with the rebels.
Several Houthi rebels were killed and injured in the violence, the website said.
No information, however, was given about casualties among government forces.
There was no comment from the Houthi group on the claim.
Yemen has been wracked by violence since
Saudi Arabia and Sunni allies accuse the Houthis of acting as a proxy force for Shia Iran.
Tens of thousands of people, including civilians, are believed to have been killed and the UN estimates that around 14 million Yemenis are at risk of famine.