In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, fighters against Shiite rebels known as Houthis gather at the road leading to Al-Anad base near Aden in the southern province of Lahej, Yemen. The capture of the Al-Anad base was a significant victory for the forces allied to Yemen's exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in their battle to reverse the gains of Houthis. (AP Photo/Wael Qubady)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – One of the highest ranking commanders of the UAE-backed forces in Yemen has vowed to retake the strategic port city of Hodeidah from the Houthi forces.

Speaking to the Reuters News Agency from the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, Aidaroos al-Zubaidi, the leader of the Southern Resistance Movement, stated that his forces are currently attempting to capture Hodeidah and will not stop until the city is captured.

Al-Zubaidi told Reuters that his 20,000 strong force is doing its best to avoid civilian casualties, adding that the operation to capture Hodeidah has already begun.

“The civilian lives are very precious and all the coalition’s operations in the air and sea are taking into consideration the civilian casualties, but the military operation has begun and there will be no going back,” Zubaidi told Reuters in an interview in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi.

“In all the wars across the world, there is always humanitarian suffering. But we are looking beyond the liberation of Hodeidah which will be in the interests of the city’s population,” said Zubaidi.

“The battle of Hodeidah is continuing and the war is not over,” he added.

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oppressors will be thrown in the fire permanently

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Yup, Houthis are on the highway to Hëll.

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Things seem on the good way : Hodeidah is not far from being encircled…

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Death to the traitors leftshit jew who are supporting Al Qaidah and Global terrorist organization, death to the traitor who are supporting the terror organization that slaughtered Charlie Hebdo reporters.
You showed your true face you are not a french national but a traitor who should be expelled from France.

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IMBECILE, learn to read, especially learn to read a map.
UAE are not far from encircling Hodeidah.
Moreover, France has very friendly relations with UAE which purchased a LOT of Dassault aircraft, GIAT Leclerc tanks etc…
Remember that the customised Falcon-50 who avenged the 58 French Blue-Helmets who were murdered by Hebollocks in Beirut, sinking 58 Iranian navy vessels and oil-tanker, carrying 2 Exocet anti-ship missiles per flight, used to fly between UAE and Iraq. We know our enemies.

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Now gimme Florence Parly’s job, I will puch to rise military budget from €40bn to €60bln. Well soon end with – 3 more aircraft carriers (I know how to build one with nuke propulsion and bigger hangars than the DeGaulle for about €1.3bln). Nuke reactor to be mounted on rails, thus can be changed in a few hours time. With the new generation of Siemens turbine, the 225MWt Indian reactor would be OK, let’s use 3 Mermaid 21.5MW pods for propulsion – A 4th Mistral-class BPC – A new kind of strike aircraft cooked especially to massacre mujahideen/jihadists to unprecedented… Read more »