“There is no point in negotiations with a party that is looking to obtain through talks what it has failed to achieve through a military campaign.” — Ansar Allah chief negotiator Mohammed AbdulSalam
Saudi Arabia and its coalition allies have failed in their offensive against Yemen’s strategic port city. The offensive, which began in earnest earlier this year, hit an unexpected wall of resistance put up by the Yemeni Army, supported by local volunteer fighters and Ansar Allah.
HODEIDA, YEMEN -- Inside Hodeida, the scene is reminiscent of a maximum-security prison as Saudi-led coalition watchtowers colored in the somber gray of an overcast sky are lit by an array of lanterns amid the city's rolling blackouts. At night, Hodeida becomes a city of ghosts and at sunrise survivors rise from the rubble of their homes, offices,