Yemen: fighting in Hodeida intensifies, 53 Houthis killed

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On Friday, the coalition said it had attacked ballistic missile and drone sites at the global airport of the Yemeni capital.

Yemen's defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for more than three-and-a-half years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.

Fighting between pro-government forces and rebels raged since Thursday near the University of Hodeida and intensified Saturday and into Sunday morning, according to a source in the pro-government forces.

The airstrikes in Sanaa came days after a USA call for an urgent halt to the Saudi-Iran proxy war in Yemen and the start of negotiations in November toward a political settlement of the conflict.

Dozens of Yemeni rebels have been killed in battles and air strikes in Hodeida, medics said Sunday, as pro-government forces advanced in the insurgent-held Red Sea port city.

Almost 10,000 civilians have been killed in the conflict so far, according to the World Health Organisation.

The secretary-general of the united Nations, Antonio Guterres had also called Friday to the end of the "violence" in order to avoid that the country does not fall into a "precipice".

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UN-backed peace talks between the Huthis and government collapsed in September after the rebels refused to travel to Geneva unless the United Nations guaranteed both their delegation's safe return to Sanaa and the evacuation of wounded fighters.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that the so-called Saudi-led coalition "airstrikes must cease in all populated areas in Yemen".

The impoverished Arab country has been locked into a civil war since the Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels overran much of the country militarily and seized all northern provinces, including the capital Sanaa, in 2014.

The ongoing fighting between the two warring rivals, along with daily Saudi-led airstrikes, left scores of casualties.

Aviation at the airport and worldwide aid efforts were not affected, Colonel Turki al-Malki said.

According to Unicef, 1.8 million Yemeni children under the age of five suffer from acute malnutrition, and the lives of 400,000 severely affected children are under threat.

The city's port is the main entry point of the country's 70 percent of imports and aid.

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