Reuters led alliance of Arab states launched an attack on Yemen's main port city on Wednesday in the largest battle of the war, aiming to bring

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Led Coalition Launches Offensive Against Yemen's Key Port

- democracynow.org
13 Jun 2018
In Yemen, the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition has launched an offensive against the key port city of Hodeidah. The offensive is expected to be the biggest battle in the coalition's ongoing 3-year assault against Yemen's Houthi rebels. The conflict has already killed 15,000 civilians, sparked the world's worst cholera epidemic and pushed the country to the brink of famine. ...

Yemeni Civil War led forces open assault on Yemen port city of Hodeida

13 Jun 2018
In Yemen, a coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has launched an all-out offensive against the key port city of Hodeidah. The offensive is expected to be the biggest battle in the ongoing 3-year war between the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels. The war has already killed 15,000 civilians, sparked the world's worst cholera epidemic ...
- resetera.com

Led alliance gears up for battle in key Yemeni port

- iblagh.com
13 Jun 2018
RIYADH (Web Desk) The Saudi-led coalition geared up on Tuesday for an assault on Yemen's main port, preparing to launch by far the biggest battle of a three-year-old war between an alliance of Arab states and the Houthi movement that controls Yemen's capital.The United Arab Emirates, one of the main members of the Western-backed alliance, has set a Tuesday deadline for the ...

Led forces begin assault on key Yemen port

13 Jun 2018
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's exiled government began an assault Wednesday morning on Yemen's port city of Hodeida, a crucial battle in the 3-year-old conflict that aid agencies warned could push the Arab world's poorest country into further chaos.
- timesofisrael.com

Averting a Destructive Battle for Hodeida

- crisisgroup.org
13 Jun 2018
The coalition has argued repeatedly that a Hodeida offensive can be mounted quickly and effectively, with the port functioning at a higher capacity than it currently does within weeks or even days of its liberation.[fn]Crisis Group interviews with Western diplomats who have discussed the issue with coalition officials. See also, Alexandre Mello and Michael Knights, "The ...

Arab states launch biggest assault of Yemen war with attack on main port

13 Jun 2018
ADEN (Reuters) - A Saudi-led alliance of Arab states launched an attack on Yemen's main port city on Wednesday, the largest battle of the war, aiming to bring the ruling Houthi movement to its knees at the risk of worsening the world's biggest humanitarian crisis.
- sg.news.yahoo.com

Led coalition launches attack on Yemen's Hodeidah

- dailyworld.in
13 Jun 2018
By Mohammed Ghobari and Mohamed Mokhashef ADEN, June 13 : Troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition on Wednesday launched an assault on Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah, in the biggest battle of a three-year war between an alliance of Arab states and the Iran-aligned Houthis.

Yemen War's Biggest Battle Underway Over Control of Main Port

13 Jun 2018
ADEN, June 13 (Reuters) - A Saudi-led alliance of Arab states launched an attack on Yemen's main port city on Wednesday in the largest battle of the war, aiming to bring the ruling Houthi movement to its knees at the risk of worsening the world's biggest humanitarian crisis.
- gcaptain.com

Backed Coalition Begins Siege of Port

- theantimedia.com
13 Jun 2018
The move comes as part of efforts to regain control of Hudaydah, Yemen's most strategic port which serves as much as 80 per cent of aid for Yemenis in addition to its positioning in the Bab Al Mandeb strait, a vital maritime shipping route. The United Arab Emirates (UAE), a member of the coalition, set yesterday as a deadline for the Houthis to withdraw from Hudaydah under ...

Led forces open assault on Yemen port city of Hodeida

13 Jun 2018
Forces loyal to Yemen's exiled government and fighters led by Emirati troops had neared Hodeida in recent days. The port is some 150 kilometers (90 miles) southwest of Sanaa, Yemen's capital, which has been in Houthi hands since September 2014. The Saudi-led coalition entered the war in March 2015.
- timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Led forces begin attack on crucial Yemen port city of Hodeidah

- itv.com
13 Jun 2018
Forces loyal to Yemen's exiled government and irregular fighters led by Emirati troops had neared Hodeidah in recent days. The port is some 90 miles south-west of Sanaa, Yemen's capital, which has been held by the Houthis since they swept into the city in September 2014.

Led Coalition Begins Attack on Yemeni Port Held by Houthis

13 Jun 2018
A major battle in Hudaydah has potentially grave implications for the already-dire humanitarian situation in Yemen. The city is vital for aid shipments, as about 70 percent of Yemen's imports go through its port. The International Crisis Group warned that a battle in Hodeida would "leave millions of Yemenis without food, fuel and other vital supplies." UNICEF said an ...
- freebeacon.com

Led forces begin assault on Hudaydah

- theiranproject.com
13 Jun 2018
Press TV - Forced backed by the Saudi-led coalition have launched an offensive against Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hudaydah in defiance of warnings by the UN and international rights groups against the catastrophic repercussions of such a military action.

Four 4 UAE soldiers killed in Battle of Hodeidah in Yemen

13 Jun 2018
ABU DHABI: The UAE General Command of the Armed Forces announced four of its brave soldiers have been killed while carrying out their national duty in the process of "restoring hope" within the Arab coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia to support the legitimacy in Yemen.
- arabnews.com

Led forces begin assault on Hudaydah

- en.muraselon.com
13 Jun 2018
The United Arab Emirates (UAE), a key member of the Saudi-led coalition waging the war on Yemen, had set a Tuesday deadline for the Yemeni Houthi Ansarullah movement to pull out of Hudaydah. The port city serves as a lifeline for aid delivery to the war-stricken country.

Backed Catastrophe Brewing in Yemen

13 Jun 2018
With all eyes turned toward the summit in Singapore between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen prepared to dramatically ramp up the conflict there with an assault on the key port of Hodeida, the country's main lifeline for food, fuel, and medicine.
- foreignpolicy.com

A Powder Keg for Imperial Powers

- geopoliticsalert.com
13 Jun 2018
Ansarullah will not give up this port without a fight. Previous UN-sponsored negotiations for the port have attempted to persuade Ansarullah forces to hand over control of Hodeidah to a "neutral" party. This isn't ideal considering that Saudi Arabia's influence dominates any possible "neutral" party like the United Nations. Plus, the UN has used this deadly situation as an ...

Why the battle for Hudaydah matters

13 Jun 2018
Despite its importance to humanitarian operations, coalition warplanes have frequently bombed Hudaydah's port. In August 2015, air strikes disabled four giant mobile cranes, drastically slowing the unloading of food until they were replaced by the US - which supports the coalition - this January.
- bbc.com

Will the battle for Hodeidah bring a solution or disaster

- al-bab.com
13 Jun 2018
In Yemen, the long-expected military assault on the port city of Hodeidah began this morning. Hodeida is currently held by the Houthis who control much of northern Yemen. According to local reports it is being attacked from the south by the Amaliqa ("Giants") Brigades - a surviving section of Yemen's national army - with the United Arab Emirates providing air support. ...

Led coalition attacks Yemeni port city Hodeidah RT

13 Jun 2018
Yemen has been engaged in a civil war since March 2015, with the Saudi-led coalition waging a campaign to restore former president Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power. An ongoing aerial bombardment and blockade of the country has contributed to millions of people needing humanitarian assistance, pushed people to the brink of famine, and led to a major cholera outbreak.
- rt.com

Saudi Coalition Starts Yemen Battle as UN Warns of Disaster

- bloomberg.com
13 Jun 2018
"I can't see the coalition losing the battle, but if they suffer heavy losses and struggle to take the city and the battle leads to high civilian casualties, it'll really undermine their standing given that they have repeatedly said this can be done quickly and cleanly," said Peter Salisbury, a senior fellow at Chatham House's Middle East & North Africa Program.

Saudi Arabia, UAE, launch attack on Yemen's port city of Hudaida

13 Jun 2018
With logistical support from the US, the Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out attacks inside Yemen since March 2015, killing at least 10,000 people, in an attempt to reinstate the internationally recognised government of President Abu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi .
- aljazeera.com

Saudis lead Arab coalition in biggest assault of Yemen war with attack on port

- afr.com
13 Jun 2018
The Houthis said they had a repelled a sea landing near the port by forces from Saudi Arabia and the UAE. "The Saudi coalition has not advanced at all in Hodeidah," Dayfallah al-Shami, a member of the movement's political bureau, told the Lebanese TV channel al-Mayadeen.

Why the battle for Hudaydah matters

13 Jun 2018
The International Crisis Group predicted that the most likely outcome of the battle for Hudaydah - one of Yemen's most densely populated areas - was "not a quick, clean victory for government forces followed by outright Houthi capitulation, as some hope, but prolonged and destructive fighting".
- bbc.co.uk

Battle starts for lifeline Yemen port

- newsinn.org
13 Jun 2018
The battle for Hodeidah, if the Houthis don't withdraw, also might mark the first major street-to-street urban fighting for the Saudi-led coalition. Before dawn on Wednesday, convoys of vehicles appeared to be heading toward the rebel-held city, according to videos posted on social media.

Backed Troops Launch Operation on Yemen's Hodeidah

13 Jun 2018
Yemen is currently engulfed in an armed conflict between the government headed by president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Houthi Shia movement, also known as Ansar Allah. The Saudi-led coalition of mostly Arab nations in the Persian Gulf has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis upon Hadi's request.
- sputniknews.com
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