Houthi violations of Yemen’s Hodeidah truce lead to 76 civilian deaths

The Houthis continued to target civilian homes, public areas and army positions, using a variety of weapons. (File/AFP)
Updated 13 February 2019
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Houthi violations of Yemen’s Hodeidah truce lead to 76 civilian deaths

  • The Houthis continued to target civilian homes, public areas and army positions, using a variety of weapons
  • Houthi militia have committed 1,112 violations since the Hodeidah agreement came into force on Dec. 18, 2018, leading to 76 civilian deaths and 492 injuries

DUBAI: Houthi militia have committed 1,112 violations since the Hodeidah agreement came into force on Dec. 18, 2018, leading to 76 civilian deaths and 492 injuries, according to Saudi state-news agency SPA.

The report said the Houthis continued to target civilian homes, public areas and army positions, using a variety of weapons.

The report confirmed the continued escalation of the militia’s activities, highlighting its targeting of the International Mission for the Implementation of the Stockholm Agreement, which is responsible for redeployment, and its recent targeting of United Nations mills used to store wheat, flour and other relief items.

The report added that the militia continue to strengthen their defensive positions by laying mines and digging trenches and that the militia continued to provoke the Yemeni National Army and the Yemeni Legal Support Coalition in a deliberate attempt to thwart the Stockholm agreement.


Iraqi special forces kill 14 Daesh militants in country’s north

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Iraqi special forces kill 14 Daesh militants in country’s north

  • The forces that said during the operation, Iraqi forces received support from warplanes of the US-led coalition
  • The operation lasted for two days and included Iraqi special forces rappelling from helicopters

BAGHDAD: Iraqi special forces say they have conducted an operation near the northern city of Kirkuk in which they killed 14 members of the Daesh group.
A statement from Iraqi Counterterrorism Forces on Monday says that during the operation, Iraqi forces received support from warplanes of the US-led coalition
The statement says the operation, just south of Kirkuk, lasted for two days and included Iraqi special forces rappelling from helicopters.
Although Iraq declared victory against Daesh in July 2017, the extremists have since been trying to mount a guerrilla-style insurgency, going into hiding and staging surprise attacks in different parts of the country.