A huge fire in a commercial company south of Hodeidah caused by Houthi artillery shelling

A huge fire in a commercial company south of Hodeidah caused by  Houthi artillery shelling


A massive fire broke out in a commercial company south of the western city of Hodeidah early Thursday, sparked by sporadic shelling by Houthi militants under the fragile ceasefire agreement that began on Dec. 18th.

Eyewitnesses told the Al-Masdar online that the shelling resulted in a major fire in a building belonging to Tihama Trading Company, a group company of “Thabit brothers”  in the Kilo 7 area south of the city.

The witnesses did not provide further details, nor did the group issue any statement.

This comes at a time when fighting between the Houthis and government forces with light and medium weapons broke out towards 50th street and the outskirts of the 7th of July area, east of the city.

Although the city's international observer team, led by Dutch general Patrick Cammert, has been in place since late December, it has failed to bind the parties to a comprehensive ceasefire.


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