The UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths’ visit to Sanaa did not prevent the Houthis from continuing their military buildup, according to reports by local Yemeni news outlets who added that the militias refuse to hand over the port of Hodeidah to the UN.
Sources said that the Houthi militias were reinforcing their positions in Hodeidah, taking advantage of the halt in military operations by the legitimate forces.
Pictures obtained by Al Arabiya showed large military preparations by the legitimate army in anticipation of the resumption of the liberation of the airport in the port city from the Houthis, starting from the city of Mocha, towards Hodeidah airport.
On the other hand and on the military front of Amran in western Yemen, field sources said that a recent tactic by the Houthi committee in charge of mobilization and military recruitment entailed calling on militants who have stopped fighting for the Houthis to make themselves known under the pretext of wanting to pay their salaries. The militias then capture them and force them back on the fighting fronts.
Meanwhile, the Yemeni legitimate army achieved military gains in the Haifan district south of Taiz, while thwarting an attack by the Houthi militias in Wadi al-Ghail.
The Yemeni army backed by the Arab coalition, also took control of new positions on the Nahm front, east of Sanaa.