Yemeni President discusses with UN envoy the situation in Yemen

Yemeni President discusses with UN envoy the situation in Yemen

Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi discussed with the UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, a number of issues related to Yemeni affairs and prospects for peace.

President Hadi praised the efforts of the UN envoy and his tireless efforts towards peace, breaking the deadlock and achieving what is possible in this direction, especially with regard to the Swedish agreement on the port and the city of Hodeidah and the prisoners file and the siege of the city of Taiz .

He reiterated his keenness to achieve comprehensive peace in accordance with the three references, which ultimately leads to achieving security and sustainable stability in Yemen and the region.

For his part, Griffith praised the Yemeni President’s permanent efforts for peace, including the recent signing of the Riyadh agreement with the Transitional Council, which represents important steps in strengthening the state apparatus and achieving security and stability of the Yemeni citizens and meet their needs.

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Hodeidah: Houthi escalation and warnings of torpedoing the UN truce

Houthi escalation and warnings of torpedoing the UN truce

The Houthi militias continue military escalation on the fronts of Hodeidah and the west coast of Yemen, where they resumed shelling and targeting in Duraimi and al-Jajah, following similar operations in the same district, al-Jah, al-Tahita, al-Faza and Hayes.

On Saturday evening, Houthi militias bombed joint forces positions in the mountainous area of the Tahita district south of Hodeidah with heavy artillery shells.

The media center of the Giants Brigades said in a statement that the militias launched a heavy shelling with heavy mortar shells of 120 caliber hit the positions of joint forces stationed in the area.

Joint forces positions in the Duraimi district south of Hodeidah were targeted with medium, machine-gun and sniper weapons in different areas of the Directorate, according to field sources.

In addition, the joint forces’ positions in different areas of al-Jah were bombarded and targeted with heavy and medium weapons, along with the escalation of shelling and targeting by militias in the coastal areas of Al-Faza, west of Al-Tahita and Al-Jajah district of Beit Al-Faqih Directorate.

The spokesman for the Joint Forces, Colonel Waddah Al-Dabeish, said that the pro-Iranian Houthi militias are still practicing their treacherous, cowardly and malicious manner, in procrastinating and disavowing previous agreements, even with regard to the five observation points announced by the Indian General Abhijit Guha during the period 19. October 23, 2019.

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Iranian turns Hodeidah into a Houthi terror center

Iranian turns Hodeidah into a Houthi terror center

The governor of Yemen’s Hodeidah, Dr. Hassan Taher, has revealed that Iranian experts, who run Houthi militia operations, have turned Hodeida into a center for terrorist operations targeting regional waters, as well as smuggling weapons and drugs.

In a press statement the governor of Hodeidah said that “the battle inside Yemen is being managed from Hodeidah, after the mullahs experts moved the center of operations from Saada and Sanaa there since the signing of the Stockholm agreement, which the militias refuse to implement.”

The governor added that the Iranians and Houthis are exploiting the northern coasts of Hodeidah, represented by the coasts of Al-Duha, Al-Beard and Zaidi, in smuggling operations, pointing out that fishing ports have become smuggling centers for weapons and drugs.

He pointed out that the militias used medium naval boats led by Yemeni sailors and flying the flag of an African country to introduce a fertilizer shipment containing 46% of urea used in the manufacture of mines and explosives, it was coming from Iran on its way to the Houthis north of Hodeidah

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UN: Control points have reduced violence in Hodeidah

Control points have reduced violence in Hodeidah

The United Nations said that the moves by the deployment teams headed by Indian General Abhijit Goha contributed significantly to reduce the level of violence in the province of Hodeidah in western Yemen.

The UN mission, said in a statement on Saturday night that the recent inauguration of five checkpoints on the front lines of fighting in Hodeidah has contributed to a marked reduction in the level of violence on the ground.

He commended the commitment of the parties to work through the truce mechanism and the strengthening of the ceasefire, which began last September on the UNSMIL vessel.

However, the statement drew attention to reports over the past few days of incidents involving new fortifications, troop movements and the use of drones “all contrary to the ceasefire agreements between the parties,” in reference to recent attacks by Houthi militias on one of them. By the march of the MSF hospital in Mocha.

General Guha called on both parties in Yemen to continue their engagement “jointly and in a spirit of goodwill” through the truce mechanism and the strengthening of the ceasefire to deal with incidents that may constitute an escalation of violence in Hodeidah.

He also underscored UNAMI’s commitment to support the Hodeidah Agreement in continuing to support the work of the parties through the mechanism. The Head of the UN Mission reiterated his call on the parties to desist from any actions that contradict the Stockholm Agreement.

The Hudaydah and West Coast fronts are witnessing a growing Houthi military escalation, including field and combat developments, attacks and bombardments, according to Yemeni joint forces.

On Saturday, Houthi militias resumed shelling and targeting in al-Duraimi and al-Jajah, following similar operations in the same district, al-Jah, al-Tahita and al-Faza area in al-Hudaydah province, west of Yemen, as part of their ongoing breaches of the UN truce.

The Yemeni joint forces, on the west coast, have warned of a Houthi plot to torpedo the peace process and the UN truce in Hodeidah.

The spokesman for the Joint Forces, Colonel Waddah Al-Dabeish, said that the pro-Iranian Houthi militias continue to practice their treacherous, cowardly and malicious tactics in procrastinating and repudiating any previous agreements, even with regard to the five observation points announced by the Indian General Abhijit Guha during the period 19. October 23, 2019.

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Hodeidah:A Houthi infiltration thwarted east Duraimi

A Houthi infiltration thwarted east Duraimi

The joint forces thwarted on Sunday a failed infiltration attempt by Houthi coup militias on their positions east of the city of Duraimi in Hodeidah, western Yemen.

According to the military media of the joint forces in the west coast, the Houthi militias have attacked the joint forces positions using heavy and medium weapons and snipers after midnight on Saturday. He stressed that the joint forces foiled the houthi attempts of infiltration the militias after monitoring their movements accurately.

Houthi militias targeted joint forces positions in the western province of Hodeidah as part of their daily violations of the UN ceasefire. A military source said that the Houthi militia targeted joint resistance positions, in the mountainous area of Tahita district south of Hodeidah, using medium weapons. He pointed out that the elements of the Houthi militia, opened fire with machine guns on the positions of joint forces in the mountain, in an explicit indication of its continued rejection of the UN truce.

The joint forces accused the Houthi militia of creating 19 trenches inside the city of Hodeidah, most of them near the ceasefire checkpoints, which were installed under the supervision of the head of the UN mission, General Abhijit Goha last month and not more than ten days. It considered that “a flagrant violation of all agreements and understandings regarding its withdrawal from the city and ports of Hodeidah in accordance with the Stockholm Agreement.”

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The houthis created 19 trenches near UN observation posts in Hodeidah

The houthis created 19 trenches near UN observation posts in Hodeidah

Over the past few days, Houthi coup militias have created 19 trenches in the western city of Hodeidah, most of them near the ceasefire checkpoints installed under the supervision of the head of the UN mission, General Abhijit Guha, last month.

“The Houthi militias continue to escalate the field and develop new sites and dig trenches and tunnels inside the city, the digging of 19 trenches started following the deployment of ceasefire observation points,” a joint forces statement said.

The joint forces considered this “a flagrant violation of all agreements and understandings regarding its withdrawal from the city and ports of Hodeidah, in accordance with the Stockholm Agreement.”

The statement also quoted, that the joint forces inform the United Nations Observer Group on the daily developments and violations committed by militias in the city and districts of Hodeidah.

In turn, the source warned, the continued escalation of Houthi militias breaches, which he said “threatens to undermine the truce agreement and push towards escalation militarily.”

In addition, the military media distributed pictures of some trenches created by Houthi militias in residential areas and neighborhoods near the contact areas and liaison officers to monitor the ceasefire in Hodeidah.

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Hodeidah: A Houthi mine exploded in an ambulance

A Houthi mine exploded in an ambulance

A landmine planted by Houthi coup militia exploded in an ambulance on one of the roads north of Al-Duraimi district, south of Hodeidah province, west of Yemen.

In a statement, the Media Center of the Brigades, in a statement, quoted a medical source in Al-Durahemi hospital as saying that it was caused by the explosion of the Houthi mine in an ambulance planted by Houthi militias, north of the directorate, killing one and injuring four.

The “death mines” laid by Houthi militias continue to take innocent lives, with militias heavily planted on all farms and roads.Targeting neighborhoods Houthi militias also continued on Friday, a series of daily violations of the UN truce in Hodeidah, where they launched attacks on residential neighborhoods in the city of Hays south of Hodeidah.

According to local sources in Hays, the militias fired guns at residential neighborhoods in the city with medium and machine guns.

The Houthi targeting of neighborhoods caused a state of fear among citizens and residents, especially women and children in the city.

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The continuous breaches of the houthis to the Hodeidah ceasefire

The continuous breaches of the houthis to the Hodeidah ceasefire

The Iranian-backed Houthi coup militias continued their violations of the UN truce on various fronts in Hodeidah province.

The Violations of Houthi militias doesn’t stop in the city of Hodeidah, where they committed during the past 24 hours 47 violations on the positions of the joint forces and residential neighborhoods in a number of districts and directorates of the province of Hodeidah, as part of their daily breaches of the UN truce.

According to the Monitoring and Follow-up Unit of the Joint Forces, the Houthi militias targeted different locations of the joint forces in the districts of (Al-Derhemi Al-Tahita-Beit Al-Faqihis), in addition to targeting civilians passing by markets and roads in the Directorate of Hays with medium weapons, machine guns and sniper weapons.

The most prominent violations and breaches of Houthi militias during the past 24 hours as follows:

6 houthiviolations committed by Houthi militias on joint forces positions east of Al-Tahita Directorate

9 violations committed by militias on the positions of the joint forces with machine guns in the Tur and Jabaliya areas of the Directorate of Tahita.
In Al-Jah area of Beit al-Faqiya district, 13 violations and violations committed by militias were reported on the joint forces’ sites with medium weapons.In the Directorate of Hays,

The Houthi militias committed 11 violations and violations, targeting the positions of joint forces and residential neighborhoods in the city and civilian bystanders.In Al-Duraimi district, 8 violations and violations committed by Houthi militias were observed on the joint forces’ positions.

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Griffiths in Sana’a after the Houthi breaches of the truce in Hodeidah

Griffiths in Sana'a after the Houthi breaches of the truce in Hodeidah

UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths arrived in Sana’a on a short visit during which he will meet with Houthi militia leaders.

Griffiths’ visit comes a few hours after a military source in the National Army announced that Houthi militias continued to violate the truce in Hodeidah and don’t abide by ceasefire understandings.

Houthi militias have committed 125 breaches of the UN truce since the installation of liaison officers in the city of Hodeidah and some districts in Hodeidah province, western Yemen, under the supervision of the head of the Redeployment Coordination Committee, Indian General Abhijit Goha.

A spokesman for the joint forces and resistance in the West Coast Front said that the Houthi militias targeted machine guns at the first and fifth joint observation points in Khamiri and City Max areas located in Hodeidah.

A joint forces statement described this targeting as a new escalation of Houthi militias against the ceasefire agreement in Hodeidah province.

Last week, the United Nations Mission in Support of the Hodeida Agreement, headed by General Goha, oversaw the establishment and activation of five joint observation points in the city of Hodeidah to monitor the ceasefire with the participation of officers from the legitimate government and Houthi militias.

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The Houthi militias obstruct the entry of fuel tankers to Hodeidah

The Houthi militias obstruct the entry of fuel tankers to Hodeidah

The Yemeni government’s economic committee has accused the Houthi coup militia of causing the suspension of oil derivatives ships off the western port of Hodeidah and of delaying entry and unloading procedures.

“The Houthi militias have caused eight fuel tankers to stand in front of the port of Hodeidah so far by preventing traders from submitting documents and requests for government permission from the technical committee of the Economic Commission,” the committee said in a brief statement on Thursday.

The commission accused the Houthi militia of “using terrorism, threat of imprisonment, confiscation of funds and stopping commercial activity of merchants complying with government decisions.” She added that these actions shows the houthi insistence on strengthening the activity of the black market that it runs to finance its activities, and to increase the suffering of citizens.”

The committee also accused the Houthis of “evading the application of banking controls to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, maintaining currency stability and clearly obstructing the efforts of the government and the international envoy to pay the salaries of civilians.”

The eight ships on board carry about 164,000 tons of oil derivatives.

About a month ago, the Houthi-controlled areas have been experiencing a severe bottleneck in oil derivatives, which has led to a dramatic rise in prices and a revival of the black market, where they are sold at twice their official price.

The Houthis are fomenting fuel crises, with the aim of putting pressure on the United Nations to introduce oil derivatives ships belonging to private companies with Houthi leadership.

The fuel trade is of paramount importance to the Houthi militia and generates high profits.

The Yemeni government issued a decree that oil shipments should not be granted a discharge permit before clearing customs duties and taxes at the Central Bank of Aden before the committee announced the opening of an account in the bank’s branch in Hodeidah to supply the required fees and use the revenues to pay the salaries of civil servants under the supervision of the United Nations.

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