Houthi militias attack Yemeni army at Kilo 16

The two sides had agreed on Friday to open the eastern road, according to the al-Hadath reporter. (File photo: AFP)

An al-Hadath reporter said Saturday that the Houthi militias shot at the Yemeni army’s bulldozers while they were opening the Kilo 16 road, which links Sanaa, Hodeidah and Taiz.

The two sides had agreed on Friday to open the eastern road, according to the al-Hadath reporter. The militias also refused to open the northern crossing of Hodeidah, or start withdrawing from the port city, which was agreed upon in the Sweden talks.

Despite the Houthi attack, a UN source said that the militias have started to redeploy in Hodeidah, as reported by Reuters.

It was agreed upon during the Sweden talks early December that there would be a ceasefire in Hodeidah and that the militias would withdraw from the city. The head of the UN’s ceasefire monitoring team Patrick Cammaert did not comment yet on the shooting or awaited Houthi withdrawal.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54
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