(MENAFN- Emirates News Agency (WAM))
HODEIDA, 9th December, 2017 (WAM) -- The Saudi-led Arab Coalition Forces and the Yemeni National Resistance Forces continued their advance in the West Coast of Yemen after liberating Al Khoja, on their way to fully liberating the strategic port city of Hodeida.
The liberation of Hodeida is essential to regaining control over the port, which is vital to the supply lines of the Iran-backed Houthi militias.
The sweeping advance towards Hodeida is a crucial step in liberating the whole of Yemen, with the UAE Armed Forces playing a greater role in driving out the Houthi militias.
"The advance of the Arab Coalition and Yemeni National Resistance forces is a breakthrough in military terms, as it will cut off the supply lines of the Iran-backed militias," an official source from the Yemeni National Resistance told the Emirate News Agency, WAM.
Supported by UAE troops operating as part of the Arab Coalition, the Yemeni National Resistance Forces began their offensive by liberating Al Khoja, a district of Hodeida on the Red Sea.
Following the liberation, the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, the UAE's humanitarian arm, immediately started its relief operations to assist the people who suffered from the Houthis, by distributing thousands of food baskets.
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