Coalition razes rebel positions

Saudi-Led Coalition Says It Attacked Airbase, Missile Sites in Sanaa Airport

Saudi-led coalition attacks Houthi missile sites in Sanaa airport

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday had called for a halt to violence to pull Yemen back from the "precipice". "Today not more than 40pc of the children throughout Yemen are being vaccinated".

The Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen's government said on Friday it had attacked an air base in the rebel-held capital Sanaa, while rebels and pro-government forces clashed in the port city of Hodeidah to the west.

A previous attempt to take the city in June ran into difficulties and was halted ahead of United Nations -led peace consultations in Geneva which collapsed in September after the Houthis failed to show up.

The official spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki Al-Malki, stated that the coalition forces conducted a targeted operation of legitimate military targets in Al Dailami airbase.

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Earlier this week, Defense Secretary James Mattis called for an immediate ceasefire in Yemen.

Geert Cappelaere told The Associated Press in an interview from Yemen that recent USA calls for a cease-fire are imperative to ending the almost four-year war, which pits a Saudi-led coalition against Iran-aligned rebels known as Houthis.

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.

Fighting was focused around the airport, which the coalition failed to seize in a previous offensive, and also at the eastern entrance to the city and near a university that lies 4 km south of the port, which handles most of Yemen's imports.

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The war has led to a humanitarian crisis that is one of the worst in the world, with three quarters of Yemen's population requiring some form of life-saving assistance and protection, according to the United Nations Population Fund.

According to the World Health Organization, almost 10,000 people have since been killed.

More than seven million children face a severe risk of starvation, according to the same source.

UNFPA said lack of food, displacement, poor nutrition, disease outbreaks and eroding health care have dramatically affected the health and well-being of 1.1 million malnourished women who are pregnant or are breast-feeding their newborns.

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