Fierce battles in the city of Hodeidah following attacks by Houthis on government forces positions

Fierce battles in the city of Hodeidah following attacks by Houthis on government forces positions


The city of Hodeidah, in western Yemen, witnessed fierce battles and a series of explosions on Saturday after renewed fighting between government troops and Houthi militants, a local source and residents said.

According to a military source of Al-Masdar online, the fighting was renewed following an attack by the Houthis on the positions of the government forces East and south of the city, and the fighting in which the parties used heavy artillery and machine guns lasted until the morning hours.

But the fighting did not result in progress on the ground for any party.

He noted that the shooting was concentrated in the 7th of July District and the 50th  street, a seam zone between the two sides, since the government troops advanced to the city early November last year.

According to the source, the Arab coalition bombed two containers of Houthis in the south-eastern Al-Halaqa market, which were used by the Houthis as two weapons stores, causing violent explosions in the area.

On the one hand, local residents said the explosions were in the southern and eastern part of the city, causing limited displacement of some families living near the areas where the confrontations took place.

This comes amid the clashes that are developing in the city every day, despite a UN-sponsored ceasefire agreement between the two sides during Sweden's consultations held in Stockholm in early December.


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