Hodeidah

Yemen: Houthis Vow to Launch Missiles at Saudi Arabia, UAE if Truce Falls Apart

Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen will not hesitate to fire missiles that can reach Riyadh, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi if the fragile ceasefire now in place in the country’s main port city of Hodeidah fails to prevent violence from escalating further, the leader of the Shiite rebels warned on Monday.

The Associated Press

Saudi Coalition in Yemen: ‘No Civilian Casualties in Hodeidah Airport Battle’

The Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting to restore the internationally-recognized government of Yemen reported on Wednesday that the strategically vital airport in Hodeidah was captured from Houthi insurgents without any civilian casualties, despite the Houthi tactic of placing armored fighting vehicles in civilian areas.

The Associated Press

Saudi Coalition Expects to Seize Yemen Port City Before Humanitarian Crisis

The Saudi-led coalition reportedly said this week it can seize Yemen’s main port city of Hodeida from the Iran-allied Houthi rebels quickly enough to avoid interrupting aid to millions and triggering the famine that the United Nations fears would befall the region if the offensive continues.

Yemenis drop off boxes of humanitarian aid provided by the Emirati Red Crescent in the coastal town of Mujailis, south of the city of Hodeida, on June 6, 2018. (Photo by NABIL HASSAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read NABIL HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)