Arab Coalition: Houthis block two oil tankers from entering Hodeidah port

The coalition stressed the continued issuance of permits for ships heading to Hodeidah’s ports. (File photo: Reuters)

The Houthi militias are blocking two ships carrying oil products from entering the Hodeidah port, the Arab Coalition supporting the legitimate government in Yemen said on Sunday.

The coalition added that the ships, ‘Great K’ and ‘MT Rhona’, have been blocked entry by the Houthis for over two months. They said that the militias are doing this purposely in order to cripple the productivitiy of the ports by blocking ships from entering to unload their products.

The coalition stressed the continued issuance of permits for ships heading to Hodeidah’s ports.

Meanwhile, media reports reported the withdrawal of Houthi General Said Abu Bakr al-Hariri, commander of the Fifth Military Zone in Hodeidah

It was reported that the Houthi commander split from the militias, declaring his decision to join the ranks of government forces after the heavy losses that the militias endured during the battles in Hodeidah and the west coast.

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