The Battle for Hodeidah: Yemeni forces announce new push

Pro-government forces backed by Saudi Arabia say a major offensive is now under way to try to take Hodeidah back from rebel Houthi fighters.

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    The Reuters news agency says the US may stop refuelling aircrafts from the Saudi-Emirati coalition fighting in Yemen.

    The US has been under pressure to limit its assistance in a war that's created a huge humanitarian crisis.

    Meanwhile, Yemeni government forces backed by the coalition have launched a major offensive to retake the rebel-held city of Hodeidah.

    The UN has warned that thousands of people have been trapped by the fighting.

    Al Jazeera’s Emma Hayward reports.


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