Saudi Coalition Sends Sudanese [Machineries] Reinforcements to Hodeidah to Intensify Offensive

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.

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:50 A.M.) – The Saudi Coalition sent a large number of reinforcements from the Sudanese Army to the Hodeidah front this past weekend, the group announced on Sunday.

“The aim of the arrived Sudanese servicemen will be to reinforce troops already deployed there in order to fully liberate the territories which remain under the Houthis’ control,” the Saudi Coalition stated on Sunday.

The Saudi Coalition has been attempting to capture the strategic Hodeidah Port in western Yemen for several months now; however, they have been unable to penetrate the defenses of

Should the Houthis lose the Hodeidah Port to the Saudi Coalition, they will be effectively under a permanent land, sea, and air siege.

 

By Leith Aboufadel, Al Masdar

 

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