Yemeni army advances in Hodeidah, seizes significant territory in Saada

Sources said on Monday that the battles, which are aided by the Arab coalition fighter jets, extended to neighborhoods north of the Hodeidah Airport. (Supplied)

Yemeni armed forces continue to advance in battles against the Houthi militias on several fronts in the west coast, where they inflicted heavy losses on the Houthis.

Sources said on Monday that the battles, which are aided by the Arab coalition fighter jets, extended to neighborhoods north of the Hodeidah Airport and the university’s surrounding.

The Giants’ Brigade made incursions in the area of Kilo 16 at the eastern entrance of Hodeidah and deterred Houthi attacks.

The Arab coalition fighter jets also launched airstrikes on the Houthi militias’ posts in the areas of Kilo 16 and Kilo 10 east of Hodeidah killing around 30 Houthi fighters and injuring dozens others.

Meanwhile, in Saada, the Yemeni army’s Orouba Brigade seized control over significant heights on Almalaheeth front, the center of Al Dhaher District, northwest of Saada.

This comes after violent battles which the army fought against the Houthis in the area.

Orouba Brigade commander Major General Abdulkarim al-Saadi said his forces, aided by the coalition, managed to cut off the militia route of supplies that links between Almalaheeth and Marran Mountains, the latter being the stronghold of Houthi leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi.

Sources added that the army also deterred Houthi’s attempts to infiltrate army posts and restore posts they previously held.

The Yemeni army’s battles have been ongoing for months now and it has managed to regain control over most of Al Dhaher District and to advance towards the Marran Heights which are considered as one of the most important military strongholds of the militias in Saada.
 

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