Yemen war: Saudi-backed forces begin assault on port of Hudaydah
Saudi-backed forces have begun an assault on the key port of Hudaydah after Houthi rebels ignored a final deadline to withdraw, reports say.
Yemeni troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition began the operation early on Wednesday, Al-Arabiya reported.
Aid agencies have warned of a humanitarian catastrophe if the city is attacked, with up to a quarter of a million casualties possible.
The port is the main entry point for humanitarian aid into Yemen.
More than seven million people in the war-torn country are dependent on food aid.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE), part of the coalition, had earlier... read more
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