In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, fighters against Shiite rebels known as Houthis gather at the road leading to Al-Anad base near Aden in the southern province of Lahej, Yemen. The capture of the Al-Anad base was a significant victory for the forces allied to Yemen's exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in their battle to reverse the gains of Houthis. (AP Photo/Wael Qubady)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – The Gulf-backed troops scored their first major advance towards the strategic Hodeideh Port this morning after a fierce battle with the Houthi forces near the provincial airport.

According to pro-government activists, the UAE-backed Southern Resistance and Republican Guard were responsible for this advance near the Hodeideh Airport.

In addition to the ground advance by the Gulf-backed troops, the Arab Coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, has launched over 20 airstrikes over the Hodeideh Governorate.

With heavy pressure on the Houthi defenses from the Arab Coalition, the Gulf-backed troops should be able to seize more ground in the coming hours.

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The only goal of UAE/Saudi is to destroy (and not capture) the port. Whether this is captured for them or destroyed it will give them the same outcome. they never care about the people suffering. Saudi/UAE wahabbis only implementing what US wants “security of waters for greater Israel)

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Loooooooool is that why your Shias around the world never fire z single bullet at Israel? Is that why you all Shias rely on America or Russia 2 biggest allies of Israel and Zionist? And finally it was you Shias along with Russia and USA who bombed cities to the ground in Iraq and Syria and you speak about caring ? Hahahahahaha you pathetic sorry retarded idiot

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I THIMK YOU AR FORGETIING SHIA FORCE IS THE FIRST WHO DEFEATED ISRAELI ZIONIST IN 2000 AND THEN 2006 . AND YOUR AL SAUD WHBBHI THUGS WAS SUPPORTING ISRAEL TO TARGET SHIA RESSITACE. AND FOR YOUR KIND INFORMATION WHOLE WORLD KNOWS WHO IS SHAKING HAND WITH THE DEVIL US AND ISRAEL. YOUR GCC SCUM HAS BETTRAYED THE ISLAMIC TECHING AND PROPHET WORDS . YOUR GCC FATHER IS KILLING MUSLIM AND HAS BLOOD ALL OVER HAND .IF SHIA FORCE DINT STAND UP AND FIGHT YTHIS WHABHI SCUM AND ZIONIST SCUM SHOULD HAVE KILLED ALL SUNNI AND SHIA MUSLIM LONG TIME AGAO.… Read more »