Yemen army advances in Saada as 8 Hezbollah militant killed in battle

The Houthis are deploying more fighters in the city and continue to set sandbags in Al-Rabsa street near the University of Hodeidah. (AP)

The Arab Coalition in Yemen said operations in Saada and Hodeidah are ongoing, adding that the Houthi militias suffered great losses in Maran in Saada.

The coalition said 41 militiamen were targeted, and their vehicles and equipment were destroyed, noting that among those killed were eight members of the terrorist Lebanese Hezbollah militia, one commander and seven fighters.

Meanwhile, national army forces fought fierce battles against the Houthis in some of Hodeidah’s neighborhoods. The army is getting close to the center of Hodeidah in the biggest attack since the operation to liberate Hodeidah was launched.

Military sources said there were fierce battles near the University of Hodeidah, three kilometers west of the city’s downtown on the coastal road which links the airport with the port.

The Houthis are deploying more fighters in the city and continue to set sandbags in Al-Rabsa street near the University of Hodeidah.

The battles have inflicted heavy losses on the Houthi militias as hundreds of bodies are transferred to Sanaa, Hajjah and Amran daily. Local sources in Amran said the militias are burying their fighters in mass graves, adding that Maswar District alone buried 40 men in the past two days.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52
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