13 iunie 2018

Saudi-led forces begin assault on Yemen port city of Hodeida

stripes.com

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's exiled government began an assault Wednesday on the port city of Hodeida, the main entry point for food in a country already teetering on the brink of famine. The assault on the Red Sea port aims to drive out Iranian-aligned Shiite rebels known as Houthis, who have held Hodeida since 2015, and break the civil war's long stalemate. But it could set off a prolonged street-by-street battle that inflicts heavy casualties. The [...]