Houthi rebels' shelling kills 2 in Yemen's Hodeidah: gov't source

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-24 23:37:49|Editor: huaxia

ADEN, Yemen, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Two Yemeni civilians were killed on Saturday when the Houthi rebels shelled a residential neighborhood in the country's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, a government official told Xinhua.

"Random shelling by the Houthis struck a residential neighborhood in Hays district of Hodeidah, leaving two civilians killed," the local government source said on condition of anonymity.

The shelling also injured a number of other civilians living in the district, including two women, he added.

Government forces and Houthi rebels sporadically exchange artillery shelling in Hodeidah, causing causalities among the residents in different parts of the strategic Yemeni port city.

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

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

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. Enditem