The Yemeni legitimate forces advanced in the southern neighborhoods of the port city of Hodeidah, following the launch of a major military offensive on Friday morning supported by air raids.
Earlier, Al Arabiya news channel correspondent reported that violent clashes, using various types of weapons, were taking place east of the city between the Yemeni national army and the Houthi militias.
According to the correspondent, the a special elite unit in the Yemeni army advanced past the Kilo 16 area and dozens of Houthi militiamen were reportedly killed or injured.
The Arab Coalition supporting legitimacy in Yemen also intensified air raids targeting a number of Houthi military sites Friday morning on the outskirts of the port city. The heavy air raids focused on the southern city’s entrance, targeting Houthis’ posts where the Yemeni forces gained access to nearby areas.
Large military units were also mobilized earlier in order to storm the city and its strategic port, according to the Yemeni army’s media center.
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