Fighting has intensified between Ansarullah forces and Saudi-backed mercenaries in and around the city of Hudaydah.
Military sources say the clashes have reached residential streets of the port city. They say the Yemeni army and Ansarullah forces are putting up fierce resistance. Saudi and Emirati jets are also pounding the city from air. Earlier, Ansarullah fighters took control of two strategic districts of Jabariyah and Matineh.
The Saudi-led coalition began a new operation on November the first to take control of Hudaydah. Rights groups are worried that the attack may lead to high civilian casualties. Tens of thousands of people have already fled the city. Hudaydah is a vital lifeline for Yemenis as the majority of imports and humanitarian aid enter through its port.