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Hodeida

(hōdā`də) or

Al Hudaydah

(äl ho͞odā`dä), city (1994 pop. 298,452), W Yemen, on the Red Sea. An important port, it exported coffee, cotton, dates, and hides prior to Yemen's civil war in the late 2010s. It was developed as a seaport in the mid-19th cent. by the Turks. After a disastrous fire in Jan., 1961, destroyed much of the city, it was rebuilt, particularly the port facilities, with Soviet aid. A highway from Hodeida to Sana, the capital, was completed in 1961. Hodeida was the site of a Soviet naval base in the 1970s and 80s. During the civil war the port was an essential conduit for supplies to Houthi forces (which led to a blockade) and relief supplies, and Saudi-led forces began an assault on the city in 2018.

Hodeida

a port in N Yemen, on the Red Sea. Pop.: 547 000 (2005 est.)
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Jabal Ras district is a strategically important district in Hodeida governorate as it has mountains that overlook several neighboring districts.
The important thing is to build confidence and then go into the details of the Hodeida file," he said.
Hodeida has been under Al Houthis' control since late 2014 when they deposed the internationally recognised government and seized Sana'a too.
Hashem Al-Azazi, the under-secretary of Hodeida governorate, told the Yemen Times that on Monday "Houthis regained the district after it had been under the control of AQAP for two days." He added that the AQAP militants withdrew and no fighting occured.
Al-Kuhlani made it clear to Saba that such news are baseless and that international flights arriving and departing the airport of Hodeida are going on regularly without any obstacles.
Al Houthis had seized Hodeida in late 2014 as part of a coup against the Yemeni government.
'Following constructive discussions with both parties, there is significant progress towards an agreement to implement phase one of the redeployments of the Hodeida agreement,' a statement from Martin Griffiths, the UN envoy for Yemen, said Tuesday.
UN envoy Martin Griffiths told the Security Council that the sides had agreed to pull back from the rebel-held ports of Saleef and Ras Issa followed by a redeployment from Hodeida port, also held by the Houthis, and critical parts of the city.With the beginning, possibly even today or tomorrow, of the implementation of that part of the Hodeida agreement, we now have the opportunity to move from the promise made in Sweden to hope now for Yemen," Griffiths told the council, speaking by video conference from Amman.
Le gouvernement yemenite et les representants du mouvement Ansarullah (Houthis) se sont entretenus dimanche lors de pourparlers sur Hodeida, sous les auspices de l'ONU, s'accordant sur la premiere phase de retrait des troupes, a annonce l'Onu.
UNITED NATIONS / AMMAN / RABAT: Yemen's government and Houthi rebels have agreed on a preliminary compromise for redeploying their forces from the port city of Hodeida, the United Nations said Thursday, shoring up a truce deal that marks the first step toward ending the devastating war.
An AFP correspondent said Yemen's rival parties had exchanged gunfire on Wednesday and that the sound of heavy artillery could be heard to the East of Hodeida.
UN monitors arrived in Yemen on Saturday to oversee a fragile ceasefire in the rebel-held city of Hodeida, the latest push to secure peace in the devastated country.