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UAE carries out amphibious assault in Yemen

16 May 2018

The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE’s) military announced on 14 May that it had carried out an amphibious assault in Yemen called Operation ‘Red Thunder’, the official WAM news agency reported.

It identified the area where the assault took place as Al-Fazah, around 80 km south of Al-Hudaydah: a port city controlled by the Iranian-backed rebel group Ansar Allah (Houthis).

“The operation successfully destroyed the command centre, with a great number of equipment and documents belonging to the Houthis seized. A large number of rebels were also killed and injured during the direct clash,” WAM reported without adding further detail.

UAE-backed forces are currently advancing towards Al-Hudaydah, with WAM reporting a day earlier that the port of Hima had been captured.

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