Late on Tuesday (September 17th), fiercest battles broke out between the National Military forces backed by the Arab coalition and the al-Houthi militia on the edges of the eastern and southern districts of Hodeidah, west of Yemen.
During hours of intense shelling, by the army artillery and the military aircraft of the Arab alliance, dozens of Houthi rebels were killed and their heavy weapons (heavy guns and tanks) were destroyed widely. The military units of the brigades are preparing to proceed a deep raid from both sides of the city.
In parallel with the escalation of military operations against the Houthis in Hodeidah, several US cities on this Wednesday morning noticed a massive movement of militia supporters expatriating in the United States, demanding the cessation of military operations under “humanitarian” excuses.
In a move described as “desperate” by observers, the Houthi expatriates stuck large banners on public transport buses today, begging Americans to move quickly to stop the fighting.
Observers believe that the fighting will intensify continued in Hodeidah in the coming hours, especially with the announcement of the leadership of the Arab Alliance yesterday evening to launch a large-scale military operation to liberate the city and the port of the hands of the Houthi rebels.