War in Yemen – level 2

31-10-2018 15:00

The civil war in Yemen started three years ago, and more than 10,000 people died from it. The war is between a pro-government coalition and the Houthi rebels.

Saudi Arabia backs the coalition, and Iran backs the Houthis. In 2015, the Houthis captured Hodeida, which is an important port in Yemen.

The Saudi-led coalition is trying to take this port city back, and recently it launched airstrikes. Since Hodeida is a port, things and food cannot get to people.

Many people also die in the airstrikes, and schools, hospitals, and even wedding parties are hit. In response, the Houthis fire missiles at Saudi Arabia.

Difficult words: civil war (a war between the people of one country), coalition (a group of people that agree to work on something), launch (start), airstrike (an attack from a plane).

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