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Al Jazeera: Forces from a Saudi and Emirati-led coalition have captured the airport in Yemen’s port city of Hudaida, military officials announced on Twitter.

In a post on Saturday, an account associated with the Saudi-aligned Yemeni military said the airport had been “freed from the grip of the Houthi militia” and that de-mining operations were ongoing.

Hudaida airport is located just to the south of the city-proper with heavy fighting still ongoing on Hudaida’s southern edges.

Houthi sources have not yet confirmed their loss of the airport.

Heavy fighting has left at least 39 people dead as of Thursday, including 30 Houthi rebels and nine pro-government troops.

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