Yemeni President calls for a speedy liberation of Hodeidah to spare its people from catastrophe

File photo showing the President of Yemen Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, participates in a summit of Arab and South American leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Nov 10, 2015. (AP)
Updated 13 June 2018
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Yemeni President calls for a speedy liberation of Hodeidah to spare its people from catastrophe

LONDON: The President of Yemen Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi calls for a speedy liberation of Hodeidah to spare its people from catastrophe. Hadi, added that the Yemeni government offered numerous consessions trying to persuade Iran backed Houthi militia to withdraw from Hodeidah to prevent a military show down there, but the militia refused, President Hadi said.

President Hadi's comments came as the Saudi-led Arab coalition and the Yemeni army launched a large military operation to push Iran backed Houthi militia from the port of Hodeidah's town and port on the Red Sea.. 

 

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Yemen army tightens noose on Houthi militia in Saada

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Yemen army tightens noose on Houthi militia in Saada

  • The Houthi militia suffered heavy losses in their ranks
  • Military forces were also advancing towards Houthi positions on the Maran mountains

DUBAI: The Yemeni army, with the backing of the Saudi-led Arab coalition, gained control on Wednesday new positions in the front of Al-Zaher, south of the Houthi-stronghold of Saada.

The commander of the special forces brigade, Brigadier General Adel bin Ali Al-Musabi, said that the army forces were engaged in fierce battles with the Houthi militia for three days, Saudi state channel El-Akhbariya reported. 

The Houthi militia suffered heavy losses in their ranks, he added.

According to the information center of the armed forces, the army was able to liberate the mountains of Al-Kharashi and Al-Ruqi, while continuing to move towards the liberation of Jabal Al-Jarza.

Military forces were also advancing towards Houthi positions on the Maran mountains.