17 militants from the Houthis group were killed on Wednesday and 33 others were captured-including four field commanders- in Nihm district northeastern the capital Sana'a, a military source said.
The Media Center of the government forces quoted a military source describing the Houthis losses as large.
''The national army forces had the most violent battles with the Houthis militia in the hills located northern Dhaboah area of Nihm district, where the national army managed to defeat the Houthi militias that tried to sneak into these bridges during the past two days'', the center said
"The clashes resulted in the killing of 17 militia elements and the wounding of dozens, in addition to the capture of 33 others-including four field commanders, and the army was able to recover quantities of weapons and ammunition.
In another incident, A civilian was killed and others wounded on Wednesday by the Houthi gunmen attack on a roundabout in al Khocha district, southern al Hodeida province, western the country.
A local source told Almasdaronline that a Katyusha rocket hit a spot packed with citizens, resulting in deaths and injuries.
Some of the wounded were severely injured, the source added.