New military reinforcements arrive for Hodeidah attack
الإثنين 11/يونيو/2018 - 02:43 مhager amer
The pro-government army received more reinforcements Monday to prepare for an imminent massive attack against Houthi rebels in Yemen's western port city of Hodeidah, a military source told Xinhua.
The source based in Hodiedah pointed out that ferocious armed confrontations are currently underway in different areas located near the city's main entrances.
"Well-trained soldiers arrived and will participate with other joint forces in the liberation battle of Hodeidah soon," the source said anonymously.
The official spokesman of Yemen's National Resistance Forces in Hodeidah confirmed that "new battalions of the national resistance troops arrived in Hodeidah after completing the arming and military training period."
The anti-Houthi Arab coalition has sent hundreds of troops to the Yemeni western coast in preparation for the advancement into Houthi-held Hodeidah, a long-time key military target declared by the coalition.
The Saudi- and Emirati-backed Yemeni forces continued in making ground advancement during the battles taking place with Houthis on Yemen's west coast near of Hodeidah airport.
Hodeidah is a vital lifeline for the delivery of humanitarian supplies to the Houthi-controlled northern provinces, including the country's capital Sanaa.