Yemen Loyalists Advance Into Red Sea Town Of Mokha

Yemen loyalists advance into Red Sea town of Mokha

ADEN, , (Pakistan Point News - APP - 28th Jan, 2017 ) - Yemeni government forces have advanced into the Red Sea town of Mokha but rebels are still putting up fierce resistance, a military official said on Saturday. Forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, backed by a coalition, captured the police headquarters and several surrounding streets late on Friday, the official said. Deadly clashes have shaken the town since loyalist forces launched an offensive nearly three weeks ago to oust the rebels and their allies from the southern part of the Red Sea coastline. Since Friday alone, at least 19 rebels have been killed and 23 wounded, a medical source in the rebel-held port city of Hodeida further north said. Eight loyalist troops have been killed and 13 wounded, medical sources in the government-held second city of Aden said.