Houthis Aggravate Tension with Increased Missile Attack

March 14, 2019

On Thursday, a soldier was killed and 14 got badly wounded when Houthi militias charged a military base in Yemen’s Al Khokha in southern Hodeidah.
The base, which is under the control of the National Resistance, was struck by a ballistic missile at 9pm on Thursday, according to Col Luai Hamood, director of security forces in Hodeidah.
Col Hamood stated that the Houthi rebels bombarded a military base called Abu Musa Al Ashary, which is used by the National Resistance, a division of the joint forces combating the Houthis, as a training base. He even mentioned that the injured people were taken to the hospital in Al Khokha. Moreover, some soldiers were gravely wounded in the blast; hence, ambulances took them to Aden after they were administered first aid in Al Khokha.
The missile attack came after the UN Security Council’s five permanent members stated that the peace process could collapse if the Stockholm accord was not followed or obeyed.
The Stockholm agreement was reached in last December and contained a truce and pullout of troops from the Hodeidah port city.
A military source stated that the Houthi rebels fired the ballistic missile over the training base from pocketsm, which are still under their grip in a rocky area in the eastern district of Hays in southern Hodeidah.
The Houthi militia has been increasing their atatcks in the past three weeks in a effort to curb the efforts taken by the UN to withdraw the battling forces out of the city.
He stated that the rebels initiated many attacks over sites managed by Yemeni coalition members in the east of Hodeidah city, and areas in the eastern Al Duraihimi district and Al Tuhaiyta to the south.
The military source even stated that the constant assaults were wearing thin on coalition forces trying to stick to the UN-sponsored truce.

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