RIYADH, Saudi Arabia- The Saudi-led coalition, involved in a war in Yemen, announced Wednesday, "liberation" of Hodeidah city, after the Houthi militias ignored the grace period for their departure.

The coalition spokesperson, Col. Turki Al Maliki, told Al Hadath TV, that, the militias foiled all political efforts to handover the city.

He said that the coalition forces are progressing in different areas, mainly towards the airport, in which the militias have planted mines.

He confirmed that the forces are six km away from the airport.

He said that, they are avoiding fast progress to protect the safety of civilians. "We have a comprehensive plan to deal with all scenarios on the ground, and we have many Houthi hostages."

Yemeni President, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, called, on Wednesday, the Yemeni army and popular resistance forces, aided by Arab coalition, to resort to a decisive military action, to liberate the city and port of Hodeidah, located in western Yemen.

Hadi said, the situation in the governorate is on the verge of a humanitarian disaster, which cannot be ignored, due to the Houthis' actions and stubbornness, in resorting to a political solution, to put an end to the Yemeni crisis.


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