DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  | Fighting resumes around key Yemeni port city Hodeida

14Jun - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  — Fighting resumed Thursday around the Yemen port city of Hodeida as a Saudi-led coalition tries to retake it from Shiite rebels known as Houthis. Witnesses described heavy fighting to the city’s south, near its airport.

The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen’s exiled government launched an assault on the port city of Hodeida (hoh-DY’-duh) on Wednesday. The Red Sea port is the main entry for food into a country already on the brink of famine.

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