BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – Yemeni forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition seized control of public offices and facilities in Ad Durayhimi, a town located south of the port city of Hodeidah, Saturday, according to the Yemeni National Army, as cited by the Saudi Press Agency.
The fighters reportedly seized control of public administration offices and facilities including a health centre following heavy battles with Houthi fighters.
Footage from Ad Durayhimi shows vehicles and fighters of the Saudi-backed Yemeni forces operating in the countryside near Ad Durayhimi, as fires blaze in the distance.
The port of Hodeidah is Yemen’s main point of entry for food aid. With 8.4 million Yemeni people forced to the brink of starvation, according to UN figures, the country has been plunged into a severe humanitarian crisis amid its ongoing conflict.