>> For three days, Ali Omar and his son were trapped in the Manzar neighborhood of Yemen's Hodeidah port as fighting raged. A Saudi-led alliance has launched the biggest offensive of Yemen's three year war to take Hodeidah, controlled by the Iran-backed Houthis. Manzar is close to the airport, which troops have now entered, a significant advance.
> These were street scenes elsewhere in Hodeidah on Friday, as residents headed to prayers to celebrate Eid, the end of Ramadan. Coalition forces are closing in and the fighting around the airport has blocked a key exit out of the city, making it harder to transport much needed food aid from Hodeidah, the country's largest port, to the rest of the country.
8.4 million Yemenis are already at risk of starvation. The war has created the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Losing Hodeidah could put the Houthis in their weakest position since the war started, cutting off supply lines to the capital, Sana'a, also under Houthi control.