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At least 13 civilians died in Houthis shelling in Yemen

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — At least 13 civilians died as a result of shelling by supporters of the Ansar Allah (Hussites) rebel movement in Yemeni and Taiz provinces. This was reported on Saturday by the Associated Press (AP), citing representatives of the country’s security forces.

According to them, the main blow was inflicted on Hodeida (the provincial capital), where at least 11 people were killed, including six members of the same family. In Taiz, two children became victims of mortar shelling, the agency said.

In Yemen, since August 2014, a confrontation has continued between government forces and Hussite rebels. It entered the most active phase with the invasion in March 2015 of a coalition led by Saudi Arabia. Another escalation of the conflict occurred in the summer of 2018 against the backdrop of the battle for Hodeidu.

In May of this year, the Hussites announced that they had handed over to Honeyd, as well as the ports of Salif and Ras Isa, under the control of the authorities in accordance with the cessation of hostilities agreement signed in Stockholm. However, subsequently, the parties to the conflict repeatedly accused each other of violating the agreements reached.

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