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Militant forces in Yemen take airport and oil terminal

The critical situation in Yemen has created big problems for ships bringing food to the country, which is worsening the humanitarian crisis. Bimco advises all ships to stay out of a 12 nautical mile limit.

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Militant members of the terror network Al-Qaeda have taken an airport in Southeast Yemen and there are currently reports that clan members have taken control of a large oil terminal after the retreat of the soldiers who were protecting it, writes Ritzau and several other news agencies.

According to Reuters, there are at least five vessels with food locked off of the coast of Yemen, while naval forces from the Saudi-Arabian coalition search the merchant ships for weapons, which could be headed to the Iran-supported rebel movement Houthi. Delays, which could make the humanitarian crisis in the country worse.

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