Government troops occupied the area South of the Yemeni port of Hodeidah

© AFP 2018Ситуация in Yemen. Archival photoGovernment troops occupied the area South of the Yemeni port of Hodeidah© AFP 2018

Troops of Yemen’s President Abd rabbu Mansour Hadi, supported by a coalition headed by Saudi Arabia, took control of the district ed-Durayhim South of the port city of Hodeidah on the Red sea, the Agency said SABA.

Earlier TV channel Al-Arabia reported that government troops on Wednesday captured the first districts in al Hudaydah, which they early in the morning began an offensive from the West coast, with air support of the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia.

«Power… teams on Thursday took control of the market an-Nakhila and suburban resort and continued to advance towards the city of al-Hudaydah», — stated in the message Agency.

Earlier, the government of Yemen released a statement in which he announced the beginning of operation «Golden victory» for the «restoration of legitimate authority throughout the land of Yemen after using all peaceful and political means to achieve out Huthis from al-Hudaydah, which turned the port into a corridor of destruction through it bringing Iranian weapons to kill Yemenis».

Earlier official representative of the office of the UN high Commissioner for humanitarian Affairs Jens Lerche said that the storming of the al Hudaydah and its long siege may lead to a serious humanitarian problem for 250 thousand people, including to their death.

Al-Hudaydah, according to the supporters of the Yemeni government and the Arab coalition is the main source of supply of weapons to rebels from the movement «Ansar Allah» (Houthis). Near is also important for the international navigation of Bab-El-Mandeb. In recent days the situation around the port became tense.Government troops occupied the area South of the Yemeni port of Hodeidah© RIA Novosti, Infografiken operation in Yemen