Yemeni loyalists ride on a tank near the strait of Bab al-Mandab, west of the southern port city of Aden. (AP Photo/Wael Qubady)
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Government forces in Yemen now control the key Bab al-Mandab Strait through which much of the world's maritime traffic passes after retaking it from Shiite rebels, a general said Friday.Ahmed was one of the commanders of an offensive that Thursday seized the island of Mayyun (Perim) between the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea.Troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition Thursday seized Bab al-Mandab and Dhubab in the southern province of Taiz near the strait, loyalist military official Abed Rabbou al-Mihwali told AFP.Saudi-led coalition forces said on Wednesday that had seized an Iranian fishing boat loaded with weapons intended for the Houthis.Bahrain, a member of the coalition, recalled its ambassador from Iran Thursday, a day after it said its security forces discovered a large bomb-making factory and arrested a number of suspects linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guard.The U.N. has said no fuel reached Yemen in September.
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