Yemen forces launch assault on rebel-held port city
Yemeni forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition launched an offensive to retake the rebel-held port city of Hodeida, a key aid hub, sparking calls from the international community for restraint. Pro-government troops began the assault Wednesday despite mounting international fears about the humanitarian fallout, pressing toward Hodeida airport south of the city after receiving a “green light” from the coalition. The UN Security Council will meet on Thursday for urgent talks on the offensive, diplomats said, after a request from Britain.
16 June, 2018 Fighting rages around airport in Yemen port city of Hodeida SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led forces fought to retake the international airport of Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida, Yemeni officials and witnesses said on Saturday, as their Shiite Houthi rebel rivals denied the coalition had seized the facility that is the starving […]
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12 June, 2018 UAE says Yemen's Houthis must evacuate key port city A senior United Arab Emirates official said on Tuesday that the Iran-aligned Houthi movement must evacuate Yemen's main port of Hodeidah as troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition geared for an assault on the city. "The international community must pre...
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