AlJazeera: UN warns of devastating consequences for 250,000 Hudaida residents as coalition targets Houthi rebels in port city.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have launched an assault on Yemen’s port city of Hudaida, in the biggest battle of a three-year war between a Saudi-backed coalition and Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels.

The air strikes on Wednesday morning targeting Houthi positions are supported by ground operations by Yemeni troops south of the Red Sea port, the internationally recognised Yemeni government-in-exile said in a statement.

The exiled government “has exhausted all peaceful and political means to remove the Houthi militia from the port of Hudaida”, it said in a statement.