Yemen officials say pro-government forces have retaken most of strategic Lahj province

August 5, 2015 12:38 PM

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SANAA, Yemen – Yemeni officials and witnesses say pro-government troops have retaken most of the strategic province of Lahj, once the main base in southern Yemen of Shiite rebels.

Wednesday's development in Yemen's civil war is the latest battlefield success by the Saudi-backed pro-government forces in southern Yemen.

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