BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 P.M.) – The pro-Houthi Masirah TV released footage on late Wednesday night alleging that the Hodeideh Airport is still under the control of the Houthi forces.
The two minute long video shows Houthi fighters still inside the Hodeideh Airport amid the destruction from the battle and heavy airstrikes from the Saudi-led Coalition.
Opponents of the Houthi forces have denied the authenticity of the video, claiming that the footage is likely old.
However, despite the attacks on the validity of this Masirah TV video, the UAE-backed forces have not released any concrete evidence that they control the airport either.
The announcement of the Hodeideh Airport’s capture was released by Sky News Arabia on Tuesday evening; their footage showed a Yemeni military commander announcing its capture.
— سكاي نيوز عربية (@skynewsarabia) June 19, 2018