Pro-govt forces retake fifth south Yemen province: Army

Saudi-supported forces loyal to Yemen`s exiled government on Saturday retook a fifth province in the country`s south, military officials said, as they continued their advance against Iran-backed rebels.

AFP| Updated: Aug 15, 2015, 13:48 PM IST

Aden: Saudi-supported forces loyal to Yemen`s exiled government on Saturday retook a fifth province in the country`s south, military officials said, as they continued their advance against Iran-backed rebels.

The rebels "withdrew" and "handed over" Shabwa to the pro-government forces after they were promised a safe route out of the province, a military official told AFP.