40 Houthis killed in intense fighting in Yemen’s Hodeidah

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Reports from Yemen said 40 Houthis were killed on Friday morning during intense fighting on the western coast of al-Hodeidah city west of the country.

Among the casualties was Mohammed Abdul Rehman al-Shahaar, a Houthi leader.

The intense fighting erupted on Friday between Houthi militias on one hand and joint forces from labor and resistance brigades in Tahama and other forces led by brigadier Tariq Saleh, the son of slain ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, according to Yemeni sources.

Yemen’s National Army forces, supported by Arab coalition launched intense attack on Houthi militias in wide parts of al-Jarahi and Tahita directorates, inflicting significant material and human losses.

Beseiged enclaves

Meanwhile, military sources are expecting the Houthi militias to surrender in the rest of their besieged enclaves in al-Amri, Qahboub, Wazyia that are parts of Mount Habshi and Maqbna.

In another development, it has been reported that the fall of the last strongholds of the militias on the west coast of Taiz is guaranteed, as a result of the tightening control of Yemen's legitimate authority on al-Burh region.

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