1 killed, 4 injured in Houthis' shelling in Yemen's Hodeidah

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-29 01:33:28|Editor: yan
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SANAA, July 28 (Xinhua) -- The Houthi rebels' shelling in Yemen's war-torn port city of Hodeidah on Sunday killed a man and injured four children, a government security source and a medic said.

The shelling targeted a dairy factory and government military positions in the area of Kilo 16, as well as residential quarters in Jiraybah area, they said.

The killed man, identified as Mohammed Wanis, was a worker of the dairy factory in Kilo 16, while the four children were wounded by the shelling in Jiraybah area. Both areas are on the southern outskirts of the port city.

There was no comment from the rebels.

The Iran-allied Houthi rebels control much of Hodeidah while the Saudi-backed government troops have advanced to the southeastern districts.

Hodeidah is the lifeline entry point for Yemen's most food imports and humanitarian aid. The more than four-year civil war has pushed over 20 million people to the verge of starvation.

The Yemeni warring parties reached a peace deal on Hodeidah in December last year as the first step toward a comprehensive political solution.

Sporadic clashes, however, are daily recorded in Hodeidah as the two sides failed to withdraw their forces in accordance with the UN-sponsored agreement reached in the Swedish capital.