December 20, 2017 / 7:18 PM / 2 years ago

Saudi-led coalition to allow cranes into Yemen's Hodeidah port

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition will allow four cranes into the Houthi-controlled port of Hodeidah to boost humanitarian aid deliveries into wartorn Yemen, the Saudi ambassador to Sanaa said on Wednesday.

Saudi-led forces blocked the port for more than three weeks last month in response to Houthi missile attacks, adding to food shortages in Yemen. A coalition spokesman said on Wednesday the Houthis had fired 83 ballistic missiles towards the kingdom since the war started in 2015.

Reporting by Aziz El Yaakoubi; editing by Andrew Roche

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