Hodeida offensive continues

Hopes for peace talks.

Thousands flee key Yemeni port city as Hodeida offensive continues

Ali Al Mujahed and Sudarsan Raghavan

 Thousands of civilians continue to flee the strategic port city of Hodeida while those remaining are gripped by perpetual fear of airstrikes, residents and aid workers said Thursday, as diplomats press for a cease-fire and peace talks.

The offensive for Hodeida, launched last month, is widely seen as a critical juncture in Yemen’s three-year-old civil war pitting northern rebels against the Yemeni government, which is backed by a regional coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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Source: washingtonpost.com

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