The Yemeni army cut the Houthi militia supply routes between At Tuhayta, Zabid and Bayt al-Faqih districts in Hodeidah, a military source said.
The source also said that violent battles are ongoing in east of At Tuhayta towards Zabid, adding that the army forces seized control of the At Tuhayta-Zabid triangle.
The Houthis’ random and heavy shelling of At Tuhayta killed 12 civilians and injured others.
President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who established a committee headed by Prime Minister Ahmed bin Daghr to crystallize ideas before direct negotiations with the Houthis and to study the proposals submitted by UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths, said on Tuesday while meeting with the latter in Aden that the Houthis do not understand the concept of peace.
Hadi added that the Houthis only look like they’re seeking peace when they feel they’re retreating in order to gain more time.
Meanwhile, Griffiths said he was consulting with all parties to crystallize visions and emphasized the humanitarian aspect noting that during the meeting he also addressed releasing all prisoners and detainees.