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Saudi coalition says Yemen rebels militarising sea ports

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A Saudi-led military coalition on Saturday accused Yemeni rebels and their Iranian backers of using two Red Sea ports for military purposes, after the Houthis seized an Emirati-flagged vessel. They captured the Rwabee ship on Monday, off the key rebel-held Red Sea port of Hodeida, alleging it contained military materiel. Saudi Arabia condemned what it called piracy against a civilian vessel that carried medical supplies. The coalition has been fighting for nearly seven years in support of Yemen’s internationally-backed government against the Iran-backed Houthis. The alliance has lately stepped…

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