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A new Houthi escalation affects residential neighborhoods south of Hodeidah

@ Hodeidah, Newsyemen: English

2020-08-13 20:34:13

The Houthi militia launched coordinated strikes with machine guns on residential villages in the Al-Jabaliya and Al-Faza areas of the Tuhaita District, on Thursday, in a military escalation that raises questions about the feasibility of adhering to the Stockholm Agreement.

According to local sources, residential villages and farms for citizens in the Al-Jabaliya and Al-Faza regions were subjected to heavy mortar shelling, and that the Iranian arm rained down on populated villages with automatic and medium weapons one day after similar targeting.

Although the bombing, which was described as hysterical, did not lead to casualties, it raised a state of terror among civilians.

Yesterday, Wednesday, the Iranian arm in Yemen fired a number of mortar shells at separate areas in the Al-Jabaliya region, while forcing farmers to flee their farms.

Residential villages in the Al-Faza area of the Al-Tuhaita district itself were targeted with mortar shells and automatic weapons as part of its military escalation of the UN truce.

Residents of the liberated areas of Hodeidah are subjected to daily targeting with various types of weapons, at a time when the Sweden Agreement, which was signed a year and eight months ago, and “civilians were the focus of its attention,” did not provide the lowest degree of protection.

The failure of the Iranian arm to comply with its provisions, with its repeated targeting of innocents, resulted in the killing of 2,400 people and injuring about 11,000 others, in addition to the thousands of crimes committed by the Iranian arm over a year and a half.

The spokesman for the Giants Brigades, Mamoun Al-Muhajami, said during televised statements late last year that the military option is one of the options proposed to regain control of all Yemeni lands, due to the joint forces' conviction that negotiations with the Houthi militia usually ended in failure.

The government's previous negotiations with the Houthi militia only gave the Iranian militia time to organize its ranks and prepare for the next round of fighting.