Yemen’s former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi has ordered an attack against Houthi Ansarullah fighters on the country’s Red Sea.
According to Yemeni military sources, the government has deployed forces to the Red Sea shoreline, which is controlled by army troops and Ansarullah fighters who have been defending the war-torn country against the deadly Saudi attacks.
“The former government now aims to push the Houthis back from the western coast and Bab al-Mandab [Strait],” a Yemeni source said.
The aggression aims at retaking an area stretching from Dhubab District in the southwestern province of Tai’zz to al-Khukha District, located 90 kilometers (60 miles) northwards.
According to reports, Ta’izz has been going through fierce clashes between Yemeni armed forces and pro-Saudis since Saturday.
Saudi aircrafts also carried out 13 strikes against residential buildings in Sanhan District in western Sana’a Province, inflicting vast damage to civilian properties.
Saudi Arabia has carried out airstrikes as well as ground advances inside Yemen. Since March 2015, Yemeni people have gone through a devastating humanitarian crisis as a result of Saudi raids.
Thousands of civilians have lost their lives in the attacks and at the moment, Yemeni people are in dire need of safe water to drink, healthcare, food, etc.
The Houthi forces took control of Yemen affairs in 2014, following Hadi’s resignation.