Agency: 84 from government forces and Houthis killed in Hodeidah battles in 24 hours

Agency: 84 from government forces and Houthis killed in Hodeidah battles in 24 hours

In the past 24 hours, 84 members of the joint government forces and the Houthi militia have been killed in fierce battles in the vicinity of the city of Hodeidah, west of Yemen, in the wake of the failure of the Geneva peace talks.

Eleven government fighters were killed and 17 wounded in the fighting, while 73 Houthis were killed and scores of others injured, AFP quoted medical sources in hospitals in Hodeidah province as saying.

The south-east of Hodeidah witnessed violent confrontations overnight between government forces and Houthi militias and intense attacks by the Arab coalition Apache fighters.

Al Masdar online correspondent earlier said that after the implementation of an intensive sweep of Apache fighters targeting the groups of Houthi fighters and their vehicles in the areas leading east of Derihmi to kilo 16 the combined forces managed to reach the Kilo 10 area, about six kilometers from the kilo 16 triangle It is the most important entrance to the city of Hodeidah from both the south and east and connects it to the capital Sana'a and the governorates of Taiz, Rima and Mahwit, which are areas of movement and concentration of the Houthi militias.


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