Hope for 'turning point' in Yemen after Houthis' Hodeidah withdrawal

First step of de-escalation plan involved rebel forces pulling out of three ports in city

Residents in Hodeidah are cautiously hoping that the Yemeni city will be spared future bloodshed as a long-awaited withdrawal by Houthi rebel forces appeared to be proceeding according to plan.

The four-day redeployment process had been a success, residents told the Guardian, although there were reports of sporadic violence on the city’s eastern outskirts on Monday evening.

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