Houthis force IDPs to leave areas of Hodeida

Houthis force IDPs to leave areas of Hodeida


Alsahwa Net- The Iran-backed Houthi rebels have forced Yemeni internally displaced persons (IDPs) to leave the district of al-Duraihim and al-Tuhaita of Hodeida.

Local sources affirmed that the IDPs moved to the district of al-Khoukha which run by forced of the Yemeni government after being abused and threatened  by the Houthis.

 This Houthi escalation came while the UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths is currently visiting Sana’a in an attempt to persuade the Houthis to implement the Sweden agreement reached last month between the government and the rebels.

Yemen’s government coalition and rebels agreed to a ceasefire in Hodeida, the Red Sea city seized by Al Houthis in 2014 and home to impoverished Yemen’s most valuable port.

The Hodeida agreement stipulates the withdrawal and redeployment of rival forces from the city, two clauses that have yet to be fulfilled.

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