Houthi militias target number of facilities in Hodeidah, breach truce

(File photo: AFP)

Houthi militias targeted a number of facilities in Yemen's Hodeidah on Friday night in the first breach of the truce.

Earlier today, a special security council session was held focusing on ending the conflict in Yemen, inwhich the UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, said that he intends to convene peace talks “shortly” in Sweden in a bid to end the war.

The Yemeni legitimate government and the Houthis have shown a “renewed commitment” to work on a political solution and have given "firm assurances" that they will attend the talks, Martin Griffiths told the council.

The UN's Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, said in the security council that the UN has witnessed a truce in Hodeidah and that they welcome it and call for its continuity.

A few hours seperated the UN's appreciation of a truce in Hodeidah and the first breach by Houthi militias.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52
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