Hodeidah: Houthi militia is blowing up an international control point

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The Houthi militia, bombed the fifth United Nations-supervised ceasefire in the city of Hodeidah, in western Yemen.

The joint forces’ military media in the Yemeni West Coast, said that the Houthi militia blew up the headquarters of the Fifth Control Point located in City Max east of Al Hudaydah city, considering this bombing a new attack by the Houthi militia on the United Nations mission that oversees the deployment of the link points to monitor the return Proliferation and cease-fire in Hodeidah.

It clarified that the explosion of the point came two days after the liaison officers withdrew from all observation points and the government team announced the suspension of its work in protest against the Houthi militia sniping the liaison officer at the same point.

The UN Monitoring Committee published five points of attachment at the end of October last year in order to monitor the ceasefire in the city, which Houthi militias have not committed to since the entry into force of the UN truce under the Stockholm Agreement in December 2018.

In this context, during the past few hours, the joint forces in the Yemeni western coast responded to two simultaneous infiltration attempts by the Houthi militias south of Hodeidah, west of Yemen, as part of their escalating breaches of the international armistice.

The joint forces military media reported that the remnants of the Houthi militia pockets stationed in remote areas attempted to infiltrate into the outskirts of the city of Hayes from the southeastern side, coinciding with a similar infiltration attempt in the district of Al Tahita towards the mountainous region.

It stressed that the two attempts ended in failure and losses among the infiltrators .. Pointing out that the Houthi militias targeted citizens ’farms in the mountain with artillery shells at the moment of the failed infiltration attempt.

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Yemen… international navigation warnings of the Houthi threat

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The legitimate Yemeni government renewed its warning of the Houthi militia danger in parts of the coastal strip on shipping lines and the international trade movement, and threatening international peace and security.

The government accused the Houthi militia of exploiting the Sweden agreement, and demanded the UN envoy to take a clear position and declare the fate of the efforts made by the United Nations to implement the Sweden agreement regarding the withdrawal of militias from the ports and city of Hodeidah.

This came in the government’s comment on the declaration of the Alliance to Support Legitimacy in Yemen, to intercept and destroy a booby-trapped boat launched by the Houthi militia from Hodeidah, in addition to the discovery and destruction of 3 marine mines in the Bab al-Mandab strait.

The Yemeni Minister of Information, Muammar Al-Iryani, stated that the failed terrorist operation that the Houthi militias planned to carry out in the Red Sea and Bab al-Mandab comes within the escalating path of its terrorist crimes, after the killing of Qassem Soleimani, in implementation of Iran’s sabotage policies in the region.

Al-Iryani added that “the failed terrorist act that the Houthi militias planned to carry out south of the Red Sea using a booby-trapped boat that was launched remotely from Hodeidah governorate, and the continued cultivation of marine mines confirms once again the threat that its presence in parts of the coastline still represents on the shipping lines and the international trade movement And its threat to international peace and security”

The Yemeni Information Minister stressed that “these terrorist crimes would not have taken place had it not been for the Houthi militia to exploit the Sweden agreement and its continued control of the ports and city of Hodeidah,” according to a statement published by the official Yemeni News Agency.

The Yemeni minister called on the UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, to take a clear position on the continuous escalation of the Houthi militias that crossed the red lines to try to target the movement of merchant ships, and to announce the fate of the efforts made by the United Nations to implement the Sweden agreement regarding the withdrawal of militias from the ports and the city of Hodeidah.

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Houthi minefield dismantled inside a residential neighborhood in Hodeidah

Houthi minefield dismantled inside a residential neighborhood in Hodeidah

On Monday, the joint forces in the Yemeni western coast revealed a new minefield planted by the Houthi militia inside a residential neighborhood on the eastern outskirts of the city of Hodeidah, west of Yemen.

The military media of the joint forces said, in a statement, that the field extends about 500 meters in the Al-Masna neighborhood near the Red Sea mills.

The statement quoted an expert in the engineering team of the joint forces as saying that an engineering team began dismantling and removing the field amid the widespread satisfaction of the people of the neighborhood, who have become a nightmare haunting them.

He pointed out that the discovery, dismantling, and removal of the field came as part of the relentless and determined efforts to survey the liberated areas, especially the villages and residential neighborhoods most affected, such as the elderly neighborhood, which saw the killing of dozens of its people during the last period, most of them women and children with mines laid by the Houthi militias inside the neighborhood and in the farms and public and sub roads.

This field is the third minefield of its kind to be discovered and dismantled in the same neighborhood, the largest of which extends over an area of two kilometers.

It is noteworthy that the Houthi militia planted hundreds of thousands of mines and explosive devices in various Yemeni regions, which led to the killing of many civilians, including women and children.

The use of mines was limited to the Houthi militia exclusively, as reports indicate that there are more than two million landmines planted by the Houthis in more than 15 Yemeni governorates, of all types: anti-vehicle, personnel and marine mines, most of which are homemade or imported and developed locally.

Landmines have become one of the most prominent Houthi weapons targeting innocent people in the mountains, valleys, plains and in residential neighborhoods. The Houthis will not withdraw from an area unless they are afflicted by hundreds of planted mines, which causes thousands of casualties, especially since these mines are laid without maps Which makes the process of removing or accessing them very difficult.

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Houthi shelling and sniping in Hodeidah

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In continued violation of the United Nations-sponsored ceasefire agreement in Hodeidah, western Yemen, since December 2018, Houthi militia launched, during the past hours, a violent bombing of the joint forces’ positions near the UN observation points in the city of Hodeidah.
Military sources said that the revolutionaries targeted the joint forces positions based in the Clio 16 area east of Hodeidah, and other sites near the Red Sea mills, which are located within the framework of the third control point.
It also stated that “the militia carried out sniping operations on the joint forces’ positions near the 22nd of May Hospital in Al-Khamseen Street, which are located within the framework of the first observation point.”
Earlier, the Houthis launched a violent artillery bombardment on the government forces’ positions east of the Al-Duraimi district south of Hodeidah, using 120 mortar rounds.
A Yemeni government official had confirmed on Saturday that the Houthi militia had raided the headquarters of the International Red Cross in the province of Hodeidah.

“The Houthis raided the Red Cross organization in Hodeidah and expelled its employees,” stressing that this is not the first time that the militia has carried out this condemned act, he said in a brief tweet on his Twitter account.

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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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