Houthi militia raises the pace of military escalation in Hodeidah

August 13, 2019

The Houthi  militia continue its military escalation in various areas and directorates of Hodeidah province in western Yemen, on the second day of Eid al-Adha.

the militias used heavy weapons and artillery shelling of the Hauser, B10-directed artillery shells and RPGs non stop since Yesterday morning .

The positions of the joint Yemeni forces stationed east of Al-Saleh city in Hodeidah city were heavily bombarded by Houthi militias during the past hours with artillery and heavy weapons.

Militiamen also opened fire and used 14.7-caliber medium machine guns, Dushka and sniper weapons intensively and violently.

The militias have thrown large crowds armed with various types of weapons brought from distant provinces under their control towards the various fronts and areas of Hodeidah.

A Yemeni military source said that the militia elements stationed in adjacent positions overlooking the Directorate of Hays bombed and targeted the joint forces in the directorate, using heavy, medium and light weapons.

Houthi artillery shelling on Tahitacity  on the second day of Eid al-Adha, targeting residential neighborhoods in the city and houses of citizens and remote villages on the outskirts of the Directorate didn’t stop for hours.

Local sources said that the Houthi militias bombed the residential neighborhoods in the city with a number of heavy artillery shells and 120 mortar shells landed on citizens’ houses and residential neighborhoods in the center of the city.