Fight for Hodeidah looms

Coalition and Yemeni government forces within striking distance of port town.

Plan to Besiege Hodeidah, Leave Exits for Houthis to Escape

Saiid Al-Abiad

Hodeidah Governor al-Hassan al-Taher told Asharq Al-Awsat on Thursday that Yemen’s National Army, currently on the outskirts of Hodeidah, plan to besiege the city and leave a passage for militias to escape.

Al-Taher said Army personnel were rapidly moving closer to Hodeidah, as they plan to besiege the city from the southern and southeastern sides by closing the road leading to Bajel.

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