The Battle for Hodeidah in 1924
The recent battle for Hodeidah is not the first time it has been the target of foreign intervention. In October, 1924 the young Idrissi ruler took over Hodeidah, much to the chagrin of Imam Yahya, who was forging his kingdom after the departure of the Ottoman Turks. It was short-lived. Below is an account given by the U.S. Consul in Aden in an official dispatch.