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Yemeni army continues combing of Houthi pockets in Hodeidah

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The Yemeni national army continued on Wednesday, to comb through the southern areas of Hodeidah governorate, targeting Houthi barracks and positions in the vicinity of Zabid and the nearby al-Jarrahi directorate, according to Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent.

At the same time, the Arab coalition backing legitimacy in Yemen has targeted military reinforcements in the same region, resulting in a number of casualties among the pro-Iranian militias.

On Friday, the Yemeni army announced that it had taken control of the air defense camp east of Hodeidah.

The media office of the Army’s elite brigades said at the time that its units took control of the air defense camp and the surrounding farms in Kilo 16 area, east of Hodeidah.

Earlier, the Arab coalition announced the resumption of the military operation for the liberation of Hodeidah.

On Monday, the Arab coalition spokesperson, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, has announced the opening of humanitarian corridors between the Yemeni capital Sanaa and the port city of Hodeidah.

The coalition confirmed that the opening of the humanitarian corridors comes in agreement with the United Nations to lift the suffering of the residents in the city, after intensive meetings with representatives of the United Nations focusing on the humanitarian situation.

On Wednesday, the United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said that his country will support United Nations proposals for new peace talks on Yemen.