June 15, 2018 / 1:25 PM / 6 months ago

Arab coalition seizes entrance to Yemen's Houthi-held Hodeidah airport

Worshippers perform Eid al-Fitr prayers marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the Red Sea Port city of Hodeidah, Yemen June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad

ADEN (Reuters) - Forces from an alliance of Arab states wrested control of the entrance to the airport in Yemen’s Houthi-held main port city of Hodeidah on Friday, three sources told Reuters.

“We saw the resistance forces in the square at the northwestern entrance to the airport,” said a Hodeidah resident, referring to Yemeni allies of the Saudi-led Arab alliance. Two local anti-Houthi Yemeni military officials confirmed the seizure.

Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari; Writing by Katie Paul; Editing by Peter Graff

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