Coalition air strikes target Houthi positions in Hodeidah

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The Arab coalition in support of the legitimate forces in Yemen launched a series of air strikes on Friday targeting positions under the control of Houthi militias in Hodeidah, west of the country.

Sources told Al Arabiya news channel that the intensive raids on the Hothi militia positions in Hodeidah could be the beginning of the port battle that has been underway for some time.

The Yemeni national army and the resistance, with the support of the coalition, decided to stop progress towards Hodeidah to give the United Nations a chance to resolve the issue of the Houthi control of the port and the city.

In addition, the alliance announced the issuance of four entry permits for vessels destined for Yemeni ports carrying essential materials and oil derivatives, including two ships to Hodeidah and two ships to al-Saleef port.

The coalition sources said that five ships were docked at the port of Hodeidah and seven ships were waiting to enter the port.

They added that the Houthi militias in Hodeidah had deliberately disrupted the entry and unloading cargoes of three other vessels.

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