SANAA, Yemen | Over 150 killed in weekend violence around Yemen’s Hodeida

SANAA, Yemen | Over 150 killed in weekend violence around Yemen’s Hodeida

SANAA, Yemen — Fighting has escalated around Yemen’s key port city of Hodeida, with more than 150 combatants killed over the weekend from both the rebel and government-backed sides, officials said Sunday.

Airstrikes and naval artillery pounded rebel positions around the Red Sea costal city, where government backed-troops are launching a major ground assault in an attempt to wrest it from dug-in rebels. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals.

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