UAE forces support Yemen push in Al Garahi
Al Houthis are fleeing the areas en masse and sustaining heavy losses on the Red Sea Coast
The Yemeni National Army and Resistance Forces, supported by the UAE Armed Forces under the ProLegitimacy Arab Coalition, yesterday continued their advances towards the Al Garahi Directorate, south of Al Hodeidah Governorate, on Yemen’s Red Sea Coast, in the wake of the liberation of Hays district, west of Yemen, amid massive losses among the Iran-backed Al Houthi militias.
The Yemeni National Army and resistance managed to move toward east of Al Garahi Directorate, and controlled most of the strategic areas in the city, after ensuring their control over Hays and the strongholds used by the militias following large-scale combing operations of the plantation areas and surrounding districts, inflicting heavy damage on the coup perpetrators on the Red Sea coast.
A source of the Yemeni resistance told Emirates News Agency that the Al Houthis are fleeing the areas en masse and sustaining heavy losses.
He added that a number of the militiamen had surrendered to the liberation forces after the siege staged on the city of Hays and Jebel Al Dabbas.
Operation against Al Qaida
Meanwhile, the pro-legitimacy forces in Yemen, through the Hadramaut Elite forces, and supported by the Saudi-led Arab Coalition forces and UAE forces, entered Wadi Al Masini and controlled the entry points leading to the coast, which are considered key strongholds of the Al Qaida in Hadramaut. A military source said that the forces are ready to launch an operation to get rid of Al Qaida in the region.
Amid ongoing conflict and the collapse of basic services and economic decline in Yemen, the United Nations aid chief welcomed a substantial humanitarian pledge from Saudi Arabia and the UAE. “I reiterate the Secretary-General’s statement welcoming the generous $1 billion (Dh3.67 billion) pledge by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to support humanitarian action in Yemen, as well as their commitment to raise an additional $500 million from other donors in the region,” UN emergency relief coordinator Mark Lowcock has said.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE agreed with the UN that $930 million would be transferred by March 31 in support of the 2018 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan “with the clear stipulation that the funds be used on humanitarian need alone”.