BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – Civilians were seen fleeing the area as Saudi-led forces closed in on the port city of Hodeidah on Saturday.
One of the locals fleeing from the fighting recounted what he saw.
“The air attacks were extremely heavy and violent back there, hitting humans, trees and houses, everything,” he said.
The Saudi-led coalition launched a full-scale offensive on Houthi positions in Hodeidah on Wednesday. According to reports, the attack included targets close to the city’s airport.
The Yemeni port of Hodeidah is the country’s main point of entry for food aid. With 8.4 million people forced to the brink of starvation, the country has plunged into what is deemed the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.
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