Houthis continue to loot merchant goods in Hodeidah Port

Houthi militias have looted the merchandise of Yemeni traders as the battle to liberate Hodeidah began. (Supplied)

A Yemeni import and export company has accused the Houthis of looting its merchandise and containers at the Hodeidah Port, west of Yemen.

Ammar al-Adrahi, head of the Andalusia Import and Export Company, said on Monday that a Houthi supervisor in Hodeidah named Abu Ali looted the company’s remaining containers in the Hodeidah Port, adding that this is the second time this has happened.

Adrahi held the management of the ports and customs that is affiliated with the Houthis responsible for what happened and said he will pursue the matter at court.

“We will not let our rights and the rights of hundreds of people go with the wind,” he said.

Houthi militias have looted the merchandise of Yemeni traders as the battle to liberate Hodeidah began, and they continue to loot public and private property as the army and resistance forces, aided by the coalition, complete liberating the Hodeidah Airport and controlling the city and its strategic port.

Houthis have exploited the Hodeidah Port to loot merchants and relief supplies, to smuggle weapons and threaten international navigation.

According to Yemeni politicians, liberating the port “will be a fatal blow to the coup and to Iran’s project in Yemen and the region.”

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50
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