UAE-led force launches assault on lifeline Yemen port
by Levon Sevunts (feat. Thomas Juneau)
June 13, 2018
An alliance of Arab states launched an attack on Yemen’s main port city on Wednesday in the largest battle of the war, despite warnings that the operation to capture Hodeida from Iran-backed Houthi risks worsening the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis.
Arab warplanes and warships pounded Houthi fortifications to support ground operations by foreign and Yemeni troops massed south of the port of Hodeida in operation “Golden Victory”.
Fighting led by forces supported by United Arab Emirates raged near Hodeida airport and al-Durayhmi, a rural area 10 km south of the city, media controlled by the Arab states and their Yemeni allies reported.