Hodeida — Gunshots reverberate through a battle-scarred granary in this port city, where a mountain of grain meant for starving Yemenis remains inaccessible as a hard-won ceasefire comes under strain. The Red Sea Mills, one of the last positions seized by Saudi and Emirati-backed forces before the UN-brokered truce in December, holds wheat that could feed nearly 4-million people for a month in a country on the brink of famine. But the facility, a shrapnel-pocked symbol of how controlling food is a weapon in Yemen’s war, has remained off-limits to aid organisations since September as skirmishes shake the fragile ceasefire agreed with Huthi rebels during talks in Sweden. The site, on Hodeida’s eastern edges, was rigged heavily with mines when it slipped from Huthi control in November. Last week, during a military embed organised by the Saudi-led coalition, AFP saw government loyalists including Sudanese soldiers scouring the vast complex with metal detectors amid fears rebels were sne...

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