Yemeni rebels stop the advance of the Arab forces in Hodeida

Yemeni rebels stop the advance of the Arab forces in Hodeida

The fight for Hodeida continued on Tuesday, despite the Houthis' testimony that a three-stage coalition attack had been halted on the outskirts of the city.

Dozens of fighters have been killed and hundreds wounded on both sides since a renewed coalition offensive began five days ago in the city after the Trump government demanded a ceasefire at the end of November.

Doctors in hospitals in the Hodeida district in Bajil reported that they had received the bodies of 49 Houthi rebels on Tuesday morning.

The Norwegian Refugee Council said millions of Yemenis were approaching famine as the coalition's blockade of sea, land and air routes continued in the poorest country in the Arab world.

The coalition had curtailed access to Yemen in November last year following a rocket attack by rebels on the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

The Yemeni riyal plummeted more than 36 percent in 2018, despite Saudi Arabia's $ 2 billion invested in the central bank to save the currency.



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