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Head of UN team in Yemen’s Hodeidah intends to leave post: sources

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The head of the UN monitoring team in Yemen’s Hodeidah intends to leave his position, Al Arabiya’s New York correspondent reported.

Sources who spoke to Al Arabiya’s correspondent said that Cammaert’s resignation was accepted but the he would remain in his position until his replacement arrives in Yemen.

However, a UN spokesperson says that the Chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee General Patrick Cammaert continues his work in Yemen, denying media reports of him leaving his post.

The news comes after Houthi militias opened fire on Patrick Cammaert and his team last Thursday in the Red Sea port city.

The UN’s spokesperson tweeted at the time confirming the safety of the UN team but said that the incident is “a dangerous development.”