Pro - Saudi forces in Yemen claim that they have seized the largest air base from Houthi Yemenis. Fighters loyal to Yemen’s exiled president Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi, backed by Gulf Arab states, seized the country’s largest military base from Houthi forces on Monday, Reuters said. The seizure of the Al-Anad base followed heavy combat in which dozens were killed or captured, according to a pro-Hadi commander. If confirmed, the victory would mark another gain for the Saudi-backed Hadi loyalists after they drove the Houthis from the southern port of Aden in July. The road north to the city of Taiz could now be opened where Houthi militias have been locked in combat with local fighters siding with Hadi.