AL HUDAYDAH, Yemen,10th December, 2015 (WAM) — The Saudi-led Arab Coalition today announced that it has liberated the Hanish Islands in the Red Sea from al Houthi militia.

Sky News Arabia reported that the islands, part of Al Hudaydah Governorate, have strategic importance in the Red Sea near the Bab el-Mandeb Strait and were under the control of al-Houthi militia and the forces loyal to the ousted Yemeni President, Ali Abdullah Saleh.