ADEN, Yemen, The Shiite Houthi group fighters, are losing ground on a daily basis, in Yemen's western coast areas.

It comes amid expectations of recapturing the strategic port city of Hodeidah, by the country's internationally-backed government forces, in the next few days.

The pro-Houthi fighters, positioned across the country's western coast areas, are the main target of the Yemeni government forces, backed by the air force of Saudi-led Arab coalition.

The Saudi-backed Yemeni troops and the local fighters allied with the government, have been making strides, kicking the Houthis from three districts of Hodeidah province, during past ten days.

The forces loyal to the legitimate President, Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, defeated the Houthi rebels in the Khokha district and two other districts in Hodeidah, following a broad military offensive it launched.

The operation resulted in the clearing of the entire main road, leading to Hodeidah and seizing a key military base from the Houthis, in addition to seizing several government institutions there.

Scores of fighters from the two warring rivals were killed and many others injured during the fighting.

Medical sources said, three consecutive days of fighting resulted in the death of "more than 80 Houthi fighters and 40 pro-government soldiers near Hodeidah."

The coalition has intervened in the Yemeni conflict in Mar, 2015, to roll back Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels, and backed internationally recognised President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, whom the Houthis forced into exile.

Tensions have escalated in Sanaa and other northern provinces, after Houthis killed their top ally, strongman Saleh, after he changed alliance and backed the anti-Houthi coalition.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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