Houthi attacks target warehouses storing Yemen food aid

Local residents confirmed that a huge fire broke out in the warehouses as a result of Houthi artillery shelling. (File photo: AFP)

Houthi militiamen on Saturday launched an attack on the UN’s World Food Program (WFP) warehouses in the Kilo 7 area in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah.

Local residents confirmed that a huge fire broke out in the warehouses as a result of Houthi artillery shelling from positions stationed east of the city.

The residents said that the Houthi militias have continued to violate a previously agreed upon ceasefire; attacking Yemeni army forces near the University of Hodeidah and a number of neighborhoods east of the city in conjunction with the arrival of UN envoy Martin Griffiths to Sanaa.

Meanwhile, five civilians, including two children, were injured and three houses were destroyed on Saturday following a Houthi artillery bombardment on a village in the district of Hays in Hodeidah.

The militias forced dozens of families to flee from the village towards the center of Hays.

The Houthi militia has been accused by the Yemeni government of derailing a ceasefire agreement made in Stockholm last month. Within the past week, the militia has blocked humanitarian corridors and rejected a truce and withdrawal plan overseen by Patrick Cammaert, a retired Dutch general.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:04 - GMT 11:04
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