Fighting at Red Sea port

Houthis fight back in Mokha.

Yemen rebels mount resistance in key port city

Yemeni rebels are putting up fierce resistance in a key Red Sea port city where they are encircled by pro-government forces, military and health officials said Thursday.

Deadly clashes have shaken Mokha since loyalist fighters launched an offensive nearly three weeks ago to oust the Iran-backed Shiite Huthi insurgents and their allies from Yemen’s southwestern coast.

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