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A failed attack by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Hodeidah

08:55 2019/07/22

From/ Faris Saeed

The Houthi militias have launched a major offensive south of Hodeidah On Monday, in a complete defiance of the outcome of the joint meeting of the UN Commission for the Coordination of Redeployment (RCC) in Hodeidah, which adopted key points to salvage the Yemen's Stockholm Agreement

A source in the Yemeni Joint Forces, explained that the Houthi militias stationed in remote areas south-west of Tahita area have launched attacks against villages in the strategic mountainous area using various weapons

He added that the militias tried hard to penetrate the defenses of the Yemeni forces with suicide elements in order ot seize strategic sites, but their attempts have consistently failed

Stressing that the attack, which lasted about two hours ended in failure and the death of most of the participants, while the rest fled

The source pointed out that the movements of the attacking elements have been carefully monitored since its launching from among Al Laimoun farms, which are stationed in the direction of Pharaon foothill and neighboring sites, which doubled their losses

The Joint Forces monitored last week - in coincide with the joint meeting of the (RCC) - the arrival of new Houthi reinforcements from Zabid area to south of Tahita and deployed among Al Laimoun farms

The failed attack coincided with heavy artillery shelling from the militias on the villages and farms of the neighboring area of ​​Al Faza, according to the same source

This dangerous escalation by the Iran-backed Houthi militias would put the outcome of the joint meeting of the (RCC) in Hodeidah at stake