Yemen government forces enter Hodeida airport: UAE

Yemen government forces enter Hodeida airport: UAE

ABU DHABI - Agence France-Presse
Yemen government forces enter Hodeida airport: UAE

Yemeni pro-government forces backed by the Saudi-led Arab military alliance gather during their fight against Huthi rebels in the area of Hodeida's airport on June 18, 2018. AFP PHOTO / NABIL HASSAN

Yemeni government forces, backed by the United Arab Emirates, entered Hodeida airport on June 19, the UAE said, as the fight for control of the rebel-held port city intensifies.     

"With the participation and support of the Emirati armed forces, the joint Yemeni resistance (army) entered Hodeida airport," the UAE state news agency WAM tweeted on Tuesday.     

A Yemeni military source confirmed the report to AFP. 

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