The operations, launched on Saturday night, were aimed at foiling attacks planned by the Taliban on Afghan forces, said a senior security official in capital Kabul.
The Houthis, who ousted Yemen's internationally recognised government from the capital, Sanaa, have kept up missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia after Riyadh last week presented a new peace initiative.
The clash came as the junta, in an apparent setback for an attempt by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to end Myanmar's turmoil, said it would "positively" consider the bloc's suggestions made at a weekend meeting in Indonesia.
Russian forces have started patrols along the flashpoint border, filling the vacuum left by a US troop withdrawal that effectively handed back a third of the country to the Moscow-backed regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
Pakistan's army later said that "unprovoked cease-fire violations" by Indian troops killed five civilians and one soldier and wounded another three civilians and two troops across the highly militarized Line of Control that divides Kashmir between Pakistan and India.
The battles in the northwestern province of Idlib are the most violent there since a Russian-brokered ceasefire agreement went into effect in late August, said the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White has said the mixed Martial arts promotion is close to securing a “private island” to stage bouts for international fighters during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UFC 249 was canceled on Thursday after ESPN and parent company Disney stopped UFC President Dana White’s plan to keep fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"National security received intelligence about terrorist elements hiding out in a home in Bir Al Abed, where they were planning to launch hostile operations," the ministry said in a statement.