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Fighting resumes in Yemen's Hodeidah as peace talks stall - Dotemirates
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Fighting resumes in Yemen's Hodeidah as peace talks stall

Aden/Geneva: Heavy fighting resumed on the outskirts of Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah, days after UN-sponsored talks between the warring parties collapsed, military sources said on Wednesday.The renewed skirmishes could put further pressure on UN special envoy Martin Griffiths, who vowed to press ahead with diplomacy after an attempt to hold peace talks in Geneva was abandoned on Saturday when the Houthi movement's delegation failed to show up.Yemeni military forces allied with a Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis said the battles outside Hodeidah began on Monday but intensified on Wednesday.Coalition-backed troops are trying to take control of the main...


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