Saudi-led forces claim to have entered the main compound of the airport in the western Yemeni city of Hudaydah as they press ahead with a military offensive to capture the flashpoint port city in defiance of international warnings.
Sources close to the former Yemeni president said the troops stormed the airport on Tuesday following fierce battles with fighters of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, which has been both running state affairs and defending the country in the face of the deadly Saudi-led military
The UAE state news agency WAM tweeted later in the day that militants, backed by the Emirati military, have entered the airport.
“This is the first time we hear the clashes so clearly. We can hear the sound of artillery and machinegun fire,” a resident, speaking on condition of anonymity, said, adding that warplanes had pounded the airport on