Yemeni army liberates 12 km of vital areas between Sanaa, Hodeidah

Yemeni fighters from the Amalqa (Giants) Brigades gather on the side of a road in Hodeidah. (AFP)

Yemen’s national army, backed by coalition forces, continue to advance in Hodeidah by reaching the Kilo 16 district as Houthi militias experience heavy losses in the strategic province.

A military source from the Amalqa (Giants) Brigades said that the Yemeni armed forces continued to move toward Kilo 16, which connects the capital Sanaa with the city of Hodeidah, having managed in the past hours to liberate vast areas estimated at 12 km in total area.

The source added that the military operation against the Houthi militias continued with direct support from coalition aircraft, where the fighters launched raids with targeted reinforcements and scattered sites of militias stationed in Kilo 16 which resulted in losses of Houthi equipment and lives.

He stressed that the fighting resulted in dozens of dead and wounded in the ranks of the Houthi militias, while the Yemeni national army captured a number of militants, including field commanders.

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