Saudi-led coalition launches drone strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah: Houthis-Xinhua

Saudi-led coalition launches drone strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah: Houthis

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2023-01-04 04:39:00

SANAA, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- Yemen's Houthi rebels said on Tuesday that the Saudi-led coalition launched five drone strikes on the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, the Houthi-run al-Masirah TV reported.

The attacks targeted Houthi military positions in Hays district in the southern part of the city, the Houthi news outlet said without providing further details.

The Saudi-led coalition and the Yemeni government have yet to comment.

Hodeidah has witnessed a shaky cease-fire between the Yemeni government forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi militia since a UN-sponsored truce was reached in Stockholm in December 2018.

The Houthis control the port city while the government forces have advanced to the southern districts.

Conflicts between Yemen's warring sides have increased over the past two months after a UN-brokered national truce collapsed on Oct. 2, 2022.

Yemen has been mired in a civil war since late 2014 when the Iran-backed Houthi militia stormed several northern cities and forced the Saudi-backed Yemeni government out of the capital Sanaa. The Saudi-led coalition intervened in the Yemeni conflict in 2015 to support the internationally recognized government.