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Assault on Hodeidah fails to shift dynamic of the Yemen war

It has long been said that no military victory is possible in the Yemen war – a contention the Saudi-led coalition has been testing since 2 November, when it began a sustained assault on Hodeidah, with a combination of UAE and Sudanese soldiers on the ground and Saudi warplanes overhead. As GSN was going to press there were tentative signs that the intensity of fighting was fading, with reports from the port city on 13 November indicating a reduction in hostilities.

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