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Strikes target Houthi leaders in Yemen’s Hodeidah

The Saudi-led coalition was formed early last year to fight the Houthis after they took over the capital Sanaa

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Saudi-led Arab coalition forces have targeted a meeting of the leaders of Houthi militias inside the presidential palace in the city of al-Hodeidahin western Yemen.

The forces also struck the central security headquarters in Hodeidahon Wednesday. Casualties in both strikes are still unknown.

The Saudi-led coalition was formed early last year to fight the Houthis after they took over the capital Sanaa, made gains in other provinces and forced Yemeni President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi's government to flee into exile.

UN-sponsored talks to try to end the fighting that collapsed in failure last month and the Houthi militias and allied forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh resumed shelling into neighboring Saudi Arabia.