Pro-government army soldiers walk at the strategic Fardhat Nahm military camp, around 60km (40 miles) from Yemen's capital Sanaa, Feb. 11, 2016. REUTERS/Ali Owidha
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Yemeni pro-government forces have advanced to within 40 kilometers (25 miles) of Sanaa in a push towards the rebel-held capital from the northeast, loyalist military sources said Friday.Loyalist forces took the town of Nihm after overrunning the headquarters of the renegade pro-rebel 312th Brigade of the army earlier this week, the sources said. The push towards Sanaa from the east comes with loyalist forces making little headway in their efforts to advance into central Yemen from their stronghold in the south.
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