The Houthi militias have been sipping from the cup of defeat like they never have for days now. The liberation of the Hodeidah Airport by Al Amalaqah Brigade aided by the Arab coalition revealed to the Houthis the reality of their situation and made them see the power of the Yemeni army and the coalition.
The airport fell within days and the Houthis fled and scattered everywhere but given their cowardice they hid behind innocent civilians. They thus stationed their tanks in residential neighborhoods and between people’s houses because they know that the coalition forces and the joint Yemeni forces avoid hitting civilians as they’ve come together to save them and protect them.
This exposes the truth which the world must realize and it is that those besieging Hodeidah are the Houthis by using civilians as human shields, planting mines everywhere and closing the cities’ exits to implement their threats of a humanitarian tragedy.
During these few weeks, the world has a huge opportunity to change the course of the war in Yemen and put an actual end to the crisis there as liberating the city of Hodeidah and its airport and completing this with liberation the port are strategically important and will push the Houthis to submit to international decisions and go back to serious and practical negotiations.
The international community must stand with the legitimate government of Yemen and with the Arab coalition in their advance towards liberating Hodeidah which also means liberating the port, ending Houthis’ threats to international navigation and ending the Houthis’ smuggling of weapons and looting of humanitarian aid.Mohammed Al-Hammadi