BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The Saudi Air Force and their allies in the Arab Coalition have relentlessly targeted the strategic port-city of Hodeideh this morning, hitting several areas in and around the provincial capital.
According to pro-Houthi media, the Saudi-led Coalition has launched dozens of airstrikes over Hodeideh city and its corresponding airport, with most of the attacks targeting latter.
The Saudi-led Coalition is launching these airstrikes over the Hodeideh Airport in an effort to force the Houthi troops to abandon this strategic installation that is located just south of the provincial capital.
However, other than badly damaging some parts of the airport and residential areas inside the city, the airstrikes have been unable to forces the Houthi troops from abandoning thes sites.
Due to their losses from yesterday’s battle, the Yemeni Republican Guard and UAE-backed Southern Resistance Army are heavily relying on the Saudi-led Coalition to do most of the legwork around Hodeideh.
While they claim scores of Houthi fighters were killed during yesterday’s battle, the aforementioned group denies their reports, adding that it was their forces that got the better of the two.
Hodeideh is the last major port that is under the control of the Houthi forces; if lost, the latter will be under a land, air, and sea siege.