Yemeni official: The Houthis agreed to surrender Hudeidah to the government
5/18/2017 12:00:00 AM
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A Yemeni official has revealed that the Houthis told international mediators that the Houthi-Saleh militias agreed to surrender Hodeidah and its port to the government on condition of terminating military offensives of the National Army backed by the Arab Coalition.
Alsharq Alawsat newspaper quoted Deputy Governor of Hajjah Nasser Daqaleen as saying that the Houthi-Saleh militias agreed to surrender Hodeidah, stressing the necessary of providing pledges to the mediating countries and setting a timeline to their withdrawal from the city.
According to Alsharq al-Awsat newspaper, a Yemeni official army spokesman revealed on Tuesday that a new plan has been developed to retake the key port city of Hodeidah from insurgency control.
Iran-backed militias will soon be dislodged from their Red Sea coast bastion, the army spokesman said.
Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat, Brigadier General Abdo Ali Mojlei said that national army troops are fully prepared and are waiting for instructions from government control. At least 90 percent of local inhabitants are rushing to back pro-government forces, whether it be national army forces of Popular Resistance troops, Mojlei said.