SANAA, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Fighting between the Yemeni government forces and Houthi rebels intensified on Saturday in the northern province of al-Jawf.
Abduh Mijally, the government military spokesman, was quoted by the state Saba news agency as saying that the army recaptured several strategic areas in the east of the province on Saturday and advanced near the province's central district of al-Hazm.
He said the army inflicted heavy losses against the Houthi militia.
Meanwhile, Houthi-run al-Masirah TV reported 14 Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on their positions in Marazik area in the district of Khabb-wa-ash-Sha'af in the east of al-Jawf, without providing further details.
Yemen has been mired in civil war since late 2014, when the Iran-backed Houthi militia seized control of several northern provinces and forced the internationally-recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi out of the capital Sanaa.
The Saudi-led coalition intervened in the Yemeni conflict in March 2015 to support Hadi's government. Enditem