Yemeni Information Minister says Houthis hiding in food stores, civilian sites in Hodeidah

Houthi militias are hiding in the warehouses of the UNICEF and the World Food Program in Al-Hammadi district of Hodeidah. (File/AFP)
Updated 14 September 2018
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Yemeni Information Minister says Houthis hiding in food stores, civilian sites in Hodeidah

Yemen’s Information Minister Muammar Al-Iryani said on Thursday that Houthi militias are hiding in the warehouses of the UNICEF and the World Food Program in Al-Hammadi district of Hodeidah.
Al-Iryani said in a statement quoted by the Yemeni official news agency that the militias of the Houthis began to use these areas after the fighting intensified with the Yemeni National Army in Hodeidah.
“The militias know that coalition fighters do not bombard protected areas,” he said, pointing out that this shows the Houthis desperate attempts on the battlefields by using civilian sites, including sites of international relief organizations.


US preparing to send additional troops to Middle East

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US preparing to send additional troops to Middle East

The United States is preparing to send additional troops to the Middle East in response to mounting concerns over Iran, which Washington blames for attacks on oil tankers last week, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The officials did not say how many troops would be deployed or detail the timing of the deployment, which has not been previously reported. 

 

— Developing story.