Arab alliance close to capturing Hodeidah airport, Yemen military says

Arab alliance close to capturing Hodeidah airport, Yemen military saysBy Mohammed Ghobari ADEN (Reuters) – Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement fought on Saturday to keep a Saudi-led coalition from taking full control of the airport in the port city of Hodeidah, in an offensive the U.N. says could trigger a famine imperiling millions of lives. The alliance, led in the Hodeidah assault by the United Arab Emirates, is attempting to capture the well-defended city and push the Houthis out of their sole Red Sea port, in the biggest battle of the war. “No work, no salary, we are just waiting for God’s mercy.” Ground troops including Emiratis, Sudanese and Yemenis from various factions have surrounded the main airport compound but have not seized it, a source in the coalition-allied Yemeni military and residents said.


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