Pro-gov't forces kill 3 Houthis in Yemen's Hodeidah

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-27 23:05:47|Editor: huaxia

ADEN, Yemen, July 27 (Xinhua) -- Pro-government Yemeni forces on Monday announced killing three members of the Houthi group in the country's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah.

According to a brief press statement released by the pro-government Giants Brigades, "Houthis attempted to carry out an armed attack against the military sites in Kilo16 area east of Hodeidah."

The statement said that the pro-government forces clashed with the Houthi attackers and forced them to withdraw back from the area.

"Our forces managed to counter the Houthi attack, leaving three rebels killed and several others injured in the area," the statement confirmed.

Hodeidah has seen a shaky ceasefire between the government forces of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the Houthi militia since both sides reached a UN-sponsored truce agreement in Stockholm in December 2018.

Part of the port city is under control of the Houthis, while the government forces have advanced to the southern and eastern outskirts.

Yemen has been mired in civil war since late 2014, when the Iran-backed Houthi group seized control of much of the country's north and forced the Saudi-backed government of President Hadi out of the capital Sanaa. Enditem