DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudi-led forces battle Shiite rebels south of Hodeida

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



DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Troops in a Saudi-led coalition captured a town south of the port city of Hodeida on Thursday as fierce fighting and airstrikes pounded the area, officials said, on the second day of an offensive to capture the strategic harbor.

Soldiers took the town of Nakhila in Yemen’s ad-Durayhimi district, some 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) south of Hodeida International Airport, according to the government-run SABA news agency.

Fighters continued to move closer to the airport in fighting Thursday.

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