Military reinforcement reach Yemen’s Hodeidah as offensive looms

Reinforcements include large numbers of well-equipped Sudanese forces who will participate in the fighting in Hodeidah. (Supplied)

Military reinforcement units of the Arab Coalition arrived at a number of military fronts in the west coast of the port city of Hodeidah on Sunday to strengthen the presence of the legitimate government in Yemen.

Military sources confirmed that a unit of Sudanese forces operating in Yemen under the Coalition command was deployed in the area within their control to enforce the troops there in order to complete the liberation of the remaining areas that are still under the control of elements of the Houthi militias.

According to military sources, the reinforcement include large numbers of well-equipped Sudanese forces who will participate in the fighting in south of the city of Hodeidah and its eastern entrance. Additional units of an elite force from the Arab Coalition also arrived in the area to reinforce the troops stationed at the southern and eastern borders of the city.

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The forces are conducting continuous combing operations to track the remaining pockets of militias in the farms and forests in the areas of East al-Durahimi district in Hodeida.

The arrival of the elite units in Hodeidah coincides with calls by the Arab Coalition, warning the residents of Hodeidah port city, especially commuters on a major road connecting between Hodeidah and Sanaa, to stay away from the area, to ensure their safety and not to become target of random shelling by the Houthi militias.

The media center of the Arab Coalition forces deployed in areas south of Hodeidah, and at the eastern and southern borders of the city, said that they distributed leaflets appealing to the local population in the areas detailed in a map pictured inside the leaflets, not to approach these areas.

The coalition also cautioned the residents of Hodeidah not to comply with the pro-Iranian militias and join their ranks to fight with the legitimate forces.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53
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