Fifteen Iran-backed Houthi militants were killed on Wednesday during an ambush set up by the Yemeni national army in the northern Saada province.
A number of militants were also wounded in the attack in the Baqim region.
Field commander Kanaan al-Ahsab told that the army had lured the Houthis, who had tried to infiltrate into positions in Baqim.
Saudi-led Arab coalition jets had also carried out air strikes against Houthi reinforcements near Baqim.
Five Houthi vehicles were destroyed in the attack.