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Ansarullah: Saudi-Led Front Blocked behind Al-Hudaydah Airport

20 June 2018 16:57

The Saudi-led coalition forces have failed to advance in territories leading to al-Hudaydah airport, a senior member of Ansarullah movement said Tuesday.

“The enemy is in a quest for victory just in the media and has sent its mercenaries to the slaughterhouse,” Ali al-Qahoum, a senior member of Ansarullah political bureau, said on Tuesday.

“The Saudi coalition has increased its airstrikes and has faced failure in advancing in the Southern direction of al-Hudaydah airport after receiving heavy blows,” he added.

Al-Qahoum said that the Yemeni forces would never allow “the aggressors to loot the country’s wealth”.

In relevant remarks earlier today, another member of Ansarullah announced that the Yemeni forces could cut off the roads used by the Saudi-led coalition to transfer weapons and reinforcements to the Western coasts of the country.

“The Yemeni fighters could prevent the aggressors’ advance and cut off the supply lines of the aggressive coalition. They (the enemies) are now surrounded and their moves are not important in military terms; they just launch propaganda about their advance in the media,” Mohammed al-Bakhiti, a member of Ansarullah’s political bureau, was quoted by the Arabic-language al-Alam news channel as saying on Tuesday.

He described enemies’ tactics as wrong, and said they have sustained extensive damage.

“Also, their focus on the coastal areas paved the ground for the army and popular committees to advance in other fronts, including Haraz, al-Jawf and Najran as well as other fronts,” al-Bakhiti said.

The UAE and Saudi Arabia’s attempts to capture al-Hudaydah airport failed as Ansarullah forces have dug ditched at the entrance of the city to prevent their advance.

The Arabic-language al-Masireh news website reported on Monday that on the fifth day of the Saudi and UAE operations to capture of al-Hudaydah, Ansarullah forces could block the roads used by the aggressors to send aid to their comrades.

The Saudi and UAE mercenaries have failed win control of al-Hudaydah airport despite receiving the Saudi air support.

Local sources in Hudaydah said that Ansarullah has closed all roads leading to the Southern direction of the airport and dug a number of ditches to prevent invaders’ advance.

The Saudi-led forces have started the Hudaydah operation since Wednesday, while the UN has warned the attack could cause up to 250,000 deaths.

Prior to the start of the coalition’s siege, the UN stressed that an assault on the densely populated port city may cost up to 250,000 civilian lives, warning that the operation could leave millions of Yemenis without the “food and basic supplies needed to prevent famine and a recurrence of a cholera epidemic”

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