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 (10:40 A.M.) – The Gulf-backed troops are making another serious push to capture the strategic Hodeideh Airport from the Houthi forces in west Yemen, pro-government activists reported this morning.

Led by the Syrian Resistance Army and Yemeni Republican Guard, the Gulf-backed troops stormed the last remaining sites located south of the Hodeideh Airport.

No gains have been reported yet.

Should the Gulf-backed troops capture the Hodeideh Airport, they will be within distance of the provincial capital and its strategic port.

The Hodeideh Port is the last major port that is under the control of the Houthi forces in west Yemen.

If lost, the Houthi forces will find themselves under a land, sea, and air siege that is imposed by the pro-government troops and Arab Coalition.

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Assad must stay
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Assad must stay

Not god 🙁

est338lapua
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not to worries, Syria did look bleak a few years back, if houtis turn into insurgence Saudis will start bringing back body bags by the lot, as for their Sudanese mercs they will be left to fertilize Yemeni desert as repatriation is not included in their low paid contracts…

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Guided by the “Syrian army” !!!!!!

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With other words the majoosy Iranian proxy Zionist houthis are literally f**k**, hahahaha with all the help houthis have and their ballistic missiles they can’t even stand again some Saudi warrior, I mean look at Isis they fights the world with few thousand soldier some ak47 and home made bombs

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right out of hasbara school book, u forgot to mention JewSIS fights only against Syrian Iranian Hezb forces, JewSIS being backed and armed by most Nato countries and yet they got fcked up big time…you are late for your daily head banging on the wall session with your kippa wearing friends bye bye

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Your words are just like farts nothing else, let’s see the real facts, remember Mosul and raqqa offensive? It was all of you togheter Kurds Shias Russians Americans Israel and world coalition against Isis, I have facts it’s all over the world, funny thing is hezboshaitan and Iran never fired a single bills that Israel. Just like the pointless houthis bunch of loser, careful with the drugs you are getting deluded. By3 kid

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Hi if you r so great, what happen to your eretz Caliphate?… oh silence on the line… oh hang on I have some news it imploded into a ball of Dust and got relegated to a bunch of loosers relying on being transported by US choppers to be able to surprise attack SAA positions… such a sad end for such great warrios, sic

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With Saudi warrior you mean their pilots and air force? I don’t think saudis have forces on the ground in yemen. They use slaves from africa and other arabic countrys as their troops. Their losses are extremly high but saudis don’t care because they’re not their citizens.
As seen in syria (rebels and isis) in longterm it is impossible to withstand an air force (combined with ground troop offensives). Those ballistic missiles are more symbolic strikes and cannot change reality on the ground.