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Vessel Awaits 23 Days to Unload Cargo in Hodeidah

Vessel Awaits 23 Days to Unload Cargo in Hodeidah

Saturday, 21 July, 2018 - 09:30
Smoke rises in Sanaa, Yemen. Reuters
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The Saudi-led coalition announced Friday that Houthi militias have prevented Bahia Damas vessel, which has been waiting in Hodeidah port for 23 days, to unload its diesel cargo.

The coalition stressed that it has issued seven permits to ships heading to Yemeni ports carrying food and oil derivatives, pointing that four ships docked in the port of Hodeidah on Friday and five others were waiting to enter the port.

Meanwhile, Yemeni forces backed by the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen have made progress on various fronts in Saada at a time when coalition fighter jets eliminated four insurgent commanders east of Sanaa.

The joint forces in the West Coast also sent new military reinforcements to take part in the battle with the Houthi militias.

The Joint Yemeni Resistance Forces also combed all the farms and liberated areas in the vicinity of Tahita directorate and the remaining insurgent pockets south-west of the directorate.

Forces also advanced towards the historic Zabid directorate which the militias have turned into a military barracks.

Saudi-led coalition forces pushed ahead in the operation against the Houthis in their stronghold in Saada governorate and liberated new areas in Kitaf, north of the city, few hours after besieging militias in Baqam district, north of Saada.

Battles continued in the east and southwest fronts in Taiz, and four prominent Houthi leaders were killed in Nahm Front, the eastern gate of Sanaa.

Moreover, Saudi-led coalition jets raided a meeting of field militia commanders in Nahm front, east of Sanaa.

The Yemeni national army said in a statement that the air raid killed Yasser Abdullah Amer and three other Houthi leaders and their associates from Saada governorate, according to Al Arabiya.

The army statement confirmed that Amer is an influential militia figure in Nahm front whereas the other slain commanders have recently arrived from Saada to supervise over the front.

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