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Houthis attack military sites of pro-Hadi forces

Houthi commander, militiamen killed in Yemen’s Hodeidah
Yemen's Houthi rebels launched a wide-scale attack on military sites of forces supporting internationally recognized President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi, south of Kilo 16 highway of Hodeidah.

The government forces denied that their personnel were killed or taken hostage, the US-funded Radio Sawa reported on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Arab coalition warjets launched airstrikes at Houthi military sites and gatherings in Tahita district, south of Hodeidah.

Nine Houthis were killed and scores injured in the raids in addition to the destruction of military equipment. 

The war has escalated in Hodeidah following the collapse of peacemaking efforts last month by the UN in Geneva after Houthi rebels refused to attend.

The Hodeidah port is the main entry point of about 70 per cent of Yemen's food, medicines, aid and fuel.

Saudi Arabia is leading an Arab military coalition that intervened in Yemen on March 2015 to reinstate the government of President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi in Sanaa after the Houthi rebels forced him into exile. The war has killed over 10,000 people and displaced nearly three million. 
Last Modified: Wednesday، 17 October 2018 08:40 PM