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Houthis Accused of Violating Truce, Amassing Force in Hodeidah

Houthis Accused of Violating Truce, Amassing Force in Hodeidah

Sunday, 16 December, 2018 - 07:30
Yemeni pro-government forces drive by an industrial district on the outskirts of Hodeidah (AFP)
Jeddah - Asmaa al-Ghaberi
The Iran-backed Houthi militias are continuing their violations of the United Nations truce in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, charged Yemeni military sources.

The Houthis attacked national army and resistance positions and shelled residential buildings that have left casualties among the civilians, they added.

Spokesman for the Amaleeqa Brigades Waddah al-Dbeish said that the militias had over the past two days heavily shelled residential areas in the al-Hok district in Hodeidah, forcing many civilians to flee.

Despite its commitment to the truce, the Brigades was forced to retaliate to the shelling, he told Asharq Al-Awsat. Many militants were killed in the attack.

Moreover, the Houthis are continuing on amassing their forces in Hodeidah, Dbeish revealed.

They have also deployed their forces in Hodeidah and disguised them as interior ministry officials in an attempt to maintain their control of the city.

The Amleeqa Brigades called on the UN and its special envoy Martin Griffiths to assume their responsibilities in confronting these violations.

It said that the violations are a reflection of the Houthis’ record in reneging on agreements, vowing that it will retaliate to any attacks.

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