The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said it was determined to help its government retake all areas held by Houthi militia, including the key port of al-Hudaydah, but would ensure alternative entry routes for badly needed food and medicine.
Around 80 percent of Yemen’s food imports arrive via al-Hudaydah, and the United Nations said last month a surge in fighting there would only cause “more displacement, more institutional collapse, and more suffering”.
In a statement sent to Reuters, a coalition source said that military operations were progressing well as part of Yemeni government efforts to recapture territory seized by the Houthis since 2014.
“Hudaydah and its port will remain an unwavering demand for regaining legitimacy in Yemen and extending the legitimate government’s authority over all lands of the Yemeni republic,” the source said, referring to the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر