Saudi Coalition Launches Offensive on Yemeni Port City

(Washington Post) Kareem Fahim and Missy Ryan - A Saudi Arabia-led military coalition and its local allies launched an offensive on Wednesday aimed at dislodging the Iranian-allied Houthis who control Hodeida on Yemen's Red Sea coast. The port is the main entry point for food and humanitarian aid supplies. Yemeni security officials said 2,000 troops had crossed the Red Sea from a UAE naval base in Eritrea, while a separate Yemeni-UAE force was advancing from the south.

2018-06-15 00:00:00

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