Woman killed in artillery shelling in Yemen's Hodeidah: medics

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-07 16:43:38|Editor: huaxia

SANAA, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- A woman was killed on Wednesday morning when a residential neighborhood was hit by artillery shelling in Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, medics told Xinhua.

The shelling in al-Shuhada neighborhood in the eastern part of the city also wounded a man, said the medics in Althawra hospital.

Several houses were damaged by the shelling, according to the residents.

It was the latest in a series of attacks on civilian neighbourhoods in the embattled city.

A day earlier, a man was killed and seven members of his family were injured in a shelling on the nearby neighborhood al-Rabasah in the southern part of the city.

Hodeidah has seen a shaky cease-fire between the government forces and the Houthi rebels since they reached a UN-sponsored truce in Stockholm in December 2018.

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

Yemen has been mired in civil war since late 2014, when the Houthi militia seized control of several northern provinces and forced the internationally-recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi out of the capital Sanaa.

The United Nations is trying to end the conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people and pushed the Arab country to the brink of famine. Enditem