Airstrikes Resume In Yemen After Brief Lull

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Published on : November 19, 2018 6:58

Intense fighting broke out in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah late on Monday, shattering a lull in violence that had raised hopes for a ceasefire between a Saudi-led coalition and Houthi insurgents as the United Nations tried to resume peace talks.

Coalition warplanes conducted more than 10 airstrikes on Houthi positions, and battles could be heard in the “July 7” district, four kilometres away from the port, residents said.

One resident said a medium-range missile had been fired from the city centre toward the suburban district.

The Saudi-led coalition had last week ordered a halt in its offensive against Hodeidah, a Houthi-held Red Sea port city and now a focus of the war, amid pressure from the West to end a conflict that has pushed Yemen to the brink of famine.