Yemeni Houthis say Saudi-led coalition diverted fuel ship

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The Yemen Petroleum Company (YPC) on Wednesday said the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthis had diverted to a Saudi port a fifth fuel vessel heading for the Houthi-controlled port of Hodeidah, part of a tussle over imports into the war-torn country. Essam al-Mutawakkal, who heads the YPC in Houthi areas, said five such fuel ships that had received United Nations clearances to enter Yemen were currently being detained by the coalition. Air and sea access to Yemen is controlled by the Saudi-led military coalition that intervened in Yemen in early 2015 after the Houthis ousted the govern…

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