The head of a United Nations advance team tasked with monitoring a cease-fire between the Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and Saudi-backed former government forces in Yemen’s Hodeida arrived in Yemen, UN and local officials said on Saturday.
Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and the Saudi-backed former government on Tuesday exchanged lists of some 15,000 prisoners for a swap agreed as a confidence-building measure at the start of UN-sponsored peace talks.
The Saudi-led coalition and allied forces resumed attacks on Yemen’s strategic port city of Hodeida amid the United Nations efforts to bring an end to Riyadh’s devastating war on the country, Press TV reported.
The US and Saudi Arabia said they agreed to end US refueling of Saudi aircraft bombing Yemen as Riyadh-backed forces pushed a renewed offensive to capture the strategic port city of Hodeida despite warnings of a humanitarian catastrophe.
Saudi-led forces heading an assault on Yemen's Houthi-held port city of Hodeida seized control of its international airport Saturday, officials loyal to Yemen's former government said, as fierce fighting continued for the starving nation's main gateway for food shipments.
A Saudi-led coalition backing began an assault Wednesday on the Yemeni port city of Hodeida, the main entry for food into a country already on the brink of famine, raising warnings from aid agencies that Yemen’s humanitarian disaster could deepen.