Army announces the liberation of Mandhar village near Hodeidah airport

Army announces the liberation of Mandhar village near Hodeidah airport

The army announced on Thursday the liberation of the areas adjacent to the airport of Hodeidah including Mandhar village.

The Defense Ministry's news website, www.26sepnews.net, quoted sources in the field as saying that fierce fighting has been raging since Thursday morning, during which the armed forces progressed from al-Dreihemi area toward Hodeidah International Airport.

The clashes incurred dozens of casualties on the rebels' side.

By retaking Hodeidah seaport, the government hopes it will cut Houthis off access to smuggled arms and huge port revenues that the extremists use to perpetuate the war.

 

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