Yemeni army advances in Hodeidah, Houthi supply commander killed in battles

Yemeni fighters from the Amalqa ("Giants") Brigades gather with armed pick-up trucks and armored vehicles on the side of a road during the offensive to seize the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah. (File photo: AFP)

Yemeni army forces continued advancing in Hodeidah as the Houthi militias continue to suffer several losses in the strategic province.

A military source said the national army restored posts where the militias were fortifying, adding that Houthi commander Abu Hashem, who supervises military and human supplies of militias in Hodeidah, has been killed.

A violent battle is being fought by the national army and resistance in the important area of Kilo 16 which connects the capital Sanaa with the city of Hodeidah.

The army advanced towards this area and restored posts where the Houthis were fortified. Dozens of Houthi fighters were killed or injured in the confrontations in which the coalition air force is participating.

The army also managed to restore control over the New Generation School that overlooks the road which connects Kilo 10 and Kilo 16.

On Sunday, the army forces cut the Houthis’ route of supplies to Kilo 16 and the army had advanced reaching Kilo 16.

Military sources noted that Kilo 16 is strategic and fully controlling it means suffocating militias and cutting their route of supplies from Sanaa.

According to military statements, the Kilo 16 battle is a decisive battle to advance towards the city of Hodeidah and its port.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57
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