A member of the Yemeni pro-government forces is pictured in front of the May 22 Hospital on the eastern outskirts of port city of Hodeida on November 15, 2018.
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Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said Thursday that the kingdom supports U.N.-led peace efforts to end the war in Yemen, as an uneasy calm held over Hodeida for the third consecutive day.Shops and schools near front lines reopened Thursday and some families began to venture back out, as men in military fatigues could be seen hauling grenade launchers across the city on motorcycles.Residents said they feared a siege on the city, where airstrikes and street battles have left entire neighborhoods destroyed and sparked fears the port, already under blockade by the Arab alliance, could be the next target. Loyalist fighters said Wednesday they had been ordered to halt military operations, just as the fight reached Hodeida's most heavily populated neighborhoods on the southern and eastern city limits.The conflict has triggered what the U.N. calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
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