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Yemen war: Fighting rages over vital port of Hudaydah

2018-06-14 10:01:29       source:BBC

June 14, 2018

Fierce fighting has been reported after pro-government forces in Yemen, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, launched an offensive on the rebel-held city of Hudaydah, a key port for aid supplies.

The United Arab Emirates confirmed of its four soldiers had been killed and 22 Houthi rebels reportedly also died.

Fighting raged mainly near the city's airport and the al-Durayhmi area south of the city, media reports say.

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