BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The Gulf-backed troops scored an imperative advance south of Hodeideh city, today, seizing an important junction that was under the control of the Houthi forces.
Led by the Yemeni Republican Guard and Southern Resistance Army, the Gulf-backed troops managed to take control of the Kilo 16 Junction after a fierce battle with the Houthi forces along this important roadway to Hodeideh city.
The loss of the Kilo 16 Junction comes just hours after the Houthi forces had briefly cutoff the supply route to the Gulf-backed troops in this part of the Hodeideh Governorate.
Meanwhile, at the provincial airport, the Houthi forces and Gulf-backed troops were engaged in another intense confrontation for this installation.
Pro-government activists have claimed that the Yemeni Republican Guard entered the Hodeideh Airport again; however, the latter’s official media wing has yet to corroborate these reports.