Houthi militias looted institutions in Hodeidah, such as the branch of the Central Bank there, in what appears to be a move ahead of their withdrawal from the city.
Houthis stationed in security checkpoints in Hodeidah suddenly withdrew from their posts as a number of Houthi supervisors also fled Hodeida to unknown destinations.
According to local media outlets, eyewitnesses in Hodeidah said Houthi militiamen left the city following the violent confrontations in the west coast where the Houthis have suffered great losses.
Meanwhile, the Yemeni army is advancing and achieving victories in the west coast and is close to liberating Hodeida from the Houthis.
The army forces have reached the outskirts of the city in West Yemen while the militias called for mass mobilization to put an end to the army’s advances.