Yemen forces launch assault on Hodeida port city: field commanders

Al Jah (Yemen) (AFP) – Yemen pro-government forces launched an offensive on Wednesday to seize the key port city of Hodeida from Huthi rebel control, field commanders told AFP.

Loyalist troops have begun pressing towards Hodeida airport, south of the strategic Red Sea city, the commanders said on condition of anonymity. 

The assault began at around 1:15 pm (1015 GMT) after Yemeni pro-government forces received a “green light” from the Saudi-led coalition, they said.