Thousands flee U.S.-backed, Saudi-Led offensive in Yemeni port city

Thousands flee Yemeni port city.  Photo: Press TV

Sanaa, June 19 (RHC)-- In Yemen, there are reports that hundreds of fighters have been killed and more than 4,000 civilians have been forced to flee their homes since the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition launched an all-out offensive against the key port city of Hodeidah nearly one week ago. 

Early Monday morning, coalition aircraft bombarded Hodeidah’s main airport, wounding dozens and preventing aid organizations from reaching parts of the city. 

International groups have warned the U.S.-backed offensive to seize the key port city of Hodeidah will exacerbate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, which is already experiencing the world’s worst cholera epidemic, with more than one million people afflicted, and with millions more on the brink of famine. 

Edited by Pavel Jacomino



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