Yemen

Hundreds of families trapped by fighting in Yemen’s Aden

Mideast Yemen Aden Under SiegeHundreds of families are trapped in their homes by weeks of fierce fighting in the center of the southern city of Aden, running short of supplies — their only lifeline coming from volunteers making dangerous runs across the city’s harbor in rickety boats bearing food and medicine. Their plight is just one level of the misery wreaked on Aden, once Yemen’s commercial hub, by a month of unrelenting urban warfare as Shiite rebels and their allies in the military try to capture the city, battling with local militiamen as warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition pound the city with airstrikes trying to stop the rebel advance. Read Article