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Yemen: Airstrikes, clashes and Saudi reinforcements

Residents inspect a bomb hole in Al Hodeidah, Yemen on August 21, 2015 [Anadolu]

Date of publication: 27 August, 2015

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Saudi-led coalition on Thursday continued to target rebel positions in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, and in al-Bayda as reinforcements to bolster pro government begin to arrive
Saudi-led coalition carried out a series of air raids on several locations belonging to Houthi rebels and forces loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the provinces of Hodeidah and al-Bayda, while new reinforcements arrived from Saudi Arabia to the Yemeni forces loyal to the "legitimate" Yemeni authority.

Local sources in Hodeidah in western Yemen said that the coalition launched at least four airstrikes today that targeted Shaimaa Complex, controlled by Houthi forces and other locations in the city.

Several people were killed and injured but the sources do not have accurate information on the number of casualties.

Houthis clashed with militants from al-Zaranik tribe in Hodeidah province and reports say the Houthis heavily shelled the village of al-Kaydiyah, the Zaranik tribe leader's stronghold.

In Bayda province in central Yemen, the coalition has launched air raids today on the "Special Forces" military camp and the sports stadium in the al-Bayda city, both Houthi controlled.

In Marib, local sources have said that reinforcements consisting of heavy weapons, armoured vehicles and tanks provided by the Arab coalition have reached one of the military camps in Safer area in Marib province.

Reinforcements come from one of the Saudi military camps located in the province of Sharourah.

Recently, a large number of armoured vehicles and eight Apache attack helicopters were delivered.

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