Arab coalition says more than 85 percent of Yemen has been liberated

The spokesperson of the Arab coalition forces in Yemen, Col. Turki Al-Malki. (AFP)

The spokesperson of the Arab coalition forces in Yemen, Col. Turki Al-Malki said on Monday that more than 85% of Yemen has been liberated as legitimate forces have advanced on all battle fronts, while confusion has hit Houthi ranks.

Malki said during a press conference that a Turkish ship was recently attacked by missiles in front of the Hodeidah Port and held the Houthis responsible for the attack.

He added that the ship which was targeted from Hodeideh was carrying a load of wheat.

According to Malki, the Houthi militia is holding relief aid intended for the Yemenis during the holy month of Ramadan and continues to use civilians as human shields in fighting fronts after witnessing collapses within its ranks.

An aid center affiliated with the King Salman Relief Center opened in the island of Socotra, Malki also said, adding that a number of towns in Saada were secured and the Yemeni flag was raised there.

He noted that the situation is secure on Saudi-Yemeni borders and that the morale of Houthi militiamen has declined.
 

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