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Houthi Leader Urges UN Chief to Help End Saudi War on Yemen

Houthi Leader Urges UN Chief to Help End Saudi War on Yemen

Al-Masirah TV, which is controlled by the Houthis, said more than 30 airstrikes targeted al-Dulaimi Air Base in Sanaa and the surrounding areas.

Loud explosions were heard across Yemen's Red Sea coastal city of Hodeidah on Friday evening, as pro-government forces began a wide-scale military offensive against the Houthi rebels.

The conflict has caused almost 10,000 deaths, mostly civilians, and caused the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

The airstrikes in Sanaa came days after a US call for an urgent halt to the Saudi-Iran proxy war in Yemen and the start of negotiations in November toward a political settlement of the conflict.

United Nations envoy Martin Griffiths aims to convene peace talks this month to seek a ceasefire in the three-and-half year war, which pits the Yemeni government, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, and the Iran-allied Houthi insurgents.

The clashes erupted as pro-government units arrived in the vicinity of the university, and hours after the Yemeni government, based in Aden, said it was ready to resume peace negotiations with the rebels.

The United Nations says about 14 million people, or half Yemen's population, could soon be on the brink of starvation in a man-made disaster. The port is a key entry point for food and humanitarian aid, but the coalition says the Houthis also use it to import weapons.




And Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, a special envoy for the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), appealed for an immediate ceasefire.

Pompeo also said the USA was also embarking on a new push for peace in Yemen, where as many as 50,000 have died and the country has been plunged into a major humanitarian crisis.

"The situation is dire and we don't know what our fate will be", he said.

"The only way to enable refugees to return home, and to bring down the overall numbers worldwide, is to end conflicts themselves".

Yemeni government officials said Tuesday that the coalition had sent more than 10,000 new troops towards the battleground city, seized by the rebels in 2014 along with the capital Sanaa. The conflict is seen as a proxy war between Riyadh and Tehran.

Following the collapse of the talks, which would have been the first of their kind in almost two years, the coalition announced it was relaunching an assault on Houthi-held Hodeidah, a strategically important Red Sea port city.

Houthi Ansarullah fighters launched drone attacks against the King Khalid airbase in Saudi Arabia's Asir region last night in retaliation for Riyadh's bombing of a rebel airbase near Yemeni capital Sana'a airport a day ago.

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