Yemeni Coalition Forces Pound Rebel-Held Positions Near Port

Yemeni forces backed by a Saudi-led military coalition advanced toward Yemen’s main port on Thursday, despite resistance from Iran-backed Houthi rebels who control the city and pleas by the United Nations to halt the battle and resume a political dialogue.

As the fighting intensified around the Red Sea port, the U.S. rejected an appeal from the United Arab Emirates, which is leading the operation, for drone surveillance, minesweepers and more intelligence to help them carry out the operation, one official with the Gulf nation…

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