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Houthi shelling kills eight Yemeni civilians in Hodeidah

Last update: 10/07/2018
 
ADEN, July 10 (Bernama) -- Two children and a woman were among eight civilians killed by Houthi rebels shelling on Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported.

'´The Houthis targeted residential areas in the government controlled district of Tuhyata,'´ the Ministry of Defence said in a statement that was posted online.

Several government controlled areas in Hodeidah came under indiscriminate Houthi shelling which forced many people to flee, residents told Xinhua when contacted by telephone.

Yemeni forces backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were deployed in Tuhyata just a few days after they drove the Houthis in a major military operation.

Earlier in the day, armoured vehicles and additional reinforcements of the UAE-backed Yemeni troops were deployed from Aden to participate in the ongoing military operations against the Houthis in Hodeidah.....

 
 
 

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