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Yemen's Houthis Attack Supply Line of Saudi-Led Coalition

Yemeni pro-government forces gather at the south of Hodeidah airport on June 15.

Yemeni pro-government forces gather at the south of Hodeidah airport on June 15.

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Yemen rebels attacked government supply lines south of Hodeidah, slowing a Saudi-led coalition’s efforts to oust them from the port city through which desperately needed aid enters.

The rebels harried coalition fighters in nighttime attacks from farms located on the Red Sea coastal road south of the city, forcing them to reroute troops and supplies, said a government commander who asked not to be identified discussing the battle’s progress. The coalition responded with gunfire from Apache helicopters, according to the commander and Mohamed Naji, a fighter.