'Yemen rebels seize Red Sea city of Hudeida'

Yemeni rebels captured the strategic Red Sea city of Hudeida in a lightning offensive, less than a month after they seized the capital, a security official said Tuesday.

Sanaa: Yemeni rebels captured the strategic Red Sea city of Hudeida in a lightning offensive, less than a month after they seized the capital, a security official said Tuesday.

The Huthi Shiite rebels met little resistance as they took control of the city -- located 226 kilometres (140 miles) west of Sanaa -- including its airport and sea port, the official said.

Military and rebel sources confirmed the takeover.
 

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