Houthi rebels committing sabotage in Yemen

Houthi rebels committing sabotage in Yemen

Hodeida (Yemen) - The rebels, the coalition added, had bombed a main gate in the Kilometre 16 area, a key route for the Houthi military reinforcements.



By Wam

Published: Thu 13 Sep 2018, 10:03 PM

Last updated: Fri 14 Sep 2018, 12:09 AM

The Saudi-led Arab coalition has said that it has observed sabotage attempts being carried out by the Iran-aligned Houthi militia in the Kilometre 16 area in the Governorate of Hodeida.
In a statement, the coalition said after suffering successive defeats on the Hodeida front, the Houthis planted a large number of landmines on a key road linking the country's capital Sanaa to Hodeida and set tyres on fire near the warehouses of an international relief agency.
The coalition said that the rebels were making desperate attempts to delay the advance of the joint Yemeni Resistance Forces, including the Al Amalaqah Brigades (Arabic for Giants).
The rebels, the coalition added, had bombed a main gate in the Kilometre 16 area, a key route for the Houthi military reinforcements.
"Taking full control of this route will enable the coalition to cut off the main supply lines to the rebels inside the Hodeida city and tighten the noose on the collapsing militiamen," the coalition added.
Al Amalaqah Brigades have already taken control of the Kilometre 10 and Kilometre 7 areas, cutting off supply lines to Houthi militia up to the Kilometre 16 area in Hodeida.
Dozens of rebels have been killed and many have been taken captive in the coalition's onslaught against rebels.


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