Yemen truce collapses and new battles around Hodeidah port started

May 16, 2019

The truce in Yemen is collapsing with the renewed fighting around the port of HODEIDAH, the UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffith immediately reacted and warned in a very serious tone about the fightings, and how it threatens the peace plan in full, where the Houthis were supposed to withdraw from the port as well as two other ports on the Red Sea, which began last Monday but is now threatened.

The escalation comes a day after the Houthi attack on two Saudi oil installations using a marlin aircraft. He pointed out that the Yemeni government recognized by the United Nations is deeply suspicious about the commitment of the Huthis to withdraw from Hodeidah and other sites they agreed to withdraw from, adding that the clashes, which broke out shortly after the start of the withdrawal and included a mutual artillery shelling between government forces on the one hand and the Iranian-backed
Houthis on the other have left little opportunity to complete the deal.

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