Hodeidah heats up

Saudi coalition renews air strikes, too.

Witnesses: Heavy fighting near Yemen’s Hodeida kills dozens

Heavy fighting along Yemen’s west coast between pro-government forces and Shiite rebels in recent days has left dozens dead from both sides, Yemeni officials and witnesses said on Monday.

Government forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, have been advancing in the area in recent weeks as they battle Iran-allied rebels known as Houthis. The fighting has escalated as government forces try to retake the port city of Hodeida, the main entry point for food in a country teetering on the brink of famine.

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Source: 9news.com.au

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