Al Houthi militants fortify positions ahead of Hodeida offensive

Military experts predict rebels will put up stiff fighting as government forces approach their last major coastal area
Saeed Al Batati
Al Mukalla: Iran-backed Al Houthi fighters fortified their positions around Al Khokha Red Sea region in western Yemen as amid an advance by government forces towards the city of Hodeida, days after clearing the town of Mocha of landmines, army commanders and allied media outlets said on Monday.
Brigadier General Abdo Abdullah Majili, Yemen army spokesperson, told Gulf News the rebels who fled Mocha hid inside dense farms in Khokha, planting landmines to obstruct the marching forces.
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