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Saudi-led coalition seizes Yemen's Hodeidah airport -spokesman

Updated: 20-06-2018 14:41 IST
Saudi-led coalition seizes Yemen's Hodeidah airport -spokesman

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The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has seized control of Hodeidah airport and continues to attack pockets of Houthi resistance nearby, a coalition spokesman said on Wednesday.

"We are now destroying Houthi fortifications near the airport," spokesman Turki al-Malki said in an interview with Al Arabiya television from Brussels.

Residents said clashes at the airport have abated but coalition warplanes were bombing positions held by the Iran-aligned Houthis as the group dug in to defend Hodeidah, its sole port and the lifeline for millions of Yemenis.

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COUNTRY : Saudi ArabiaYemen Rep.