Yemeni army sends more military reinforcements to Hodeidah

A senior Yemeni military source confirmed the resumption of military operations to liberate Hodeidah governorate. (Supplied)

A senior Yemeni military source revealed on Saturday that military reinforcements continued to flow into the battlefronts through land and sea at the southern coast of the port city of Hodeidah.

The source confirmed the resumption of military operations to liberate Hodeidah and its port from the Houthi militias’ control.

The military source attributed the resumption of fighting between the coalition and the Houthis to the militias’ refusal to withdraw from Hodeidah and for escalating its attacks against international navigation in the Red Sea.

UN special envoy Martin Griffiths, meanwhile, is set to announce on Thursday the launch of settlement talks in Yemen, revealed western sources to Asharq al-Awsat newspaper.

On Friday, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the UN Abdallah al-Mouallimi expressed concern on over the UN Security Council’s inaction in Yemen, which he said helped Iran arm the Houthi militias.

In a related development, Al Arabiya news channel correspondent in Yemen reported on Friday evening that the Yemeni army, supported by coalition forces to support the legitimacy, succeeded in killing six Houthi leaders in the Al-Malahiz Front in Saada. Read more

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57
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