Clearing the Red Sea Coast

Rebels turn to defensive tactics like planting landmines as troops get to within 10km of strategic town of Mocha

Yemen government forces advance along western coast

Saeed Al Batati

Al Mukalla: Yemen government forces and allied resistance fighters on Wednesday advanced deep into shrinking Al Houthi territory on the western coast and were battling the rebels 10 kilometres from the strategic Mocha town in Taiz province, army commanders and state-run media said.

Government forces have, since January 6, seized control of a large swathe of land in the west, including Al Ameri military camp, the Dhobab district and the Jadeed region on the Red Sea.

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