Houthi militias commit 180 violations in Hodeidah, hold 88 relief ships

Amman, The Houthi militias forcefully held more than 88 aid, commercial and oil vessels and prevented them from entering the Hodeidah and As Salif ports, west of Yemen.

The Higher Committee for Relief explained that the Houthi militias seized the ships and prevented them from entering the ports during the period from May 2015 to December 2018, including 34 vessels with products that got spoiled and damaged from being held by the militias for more than six months.

According to committee, the militias targeted seven relief, commercial and oil vessels by directly shelling them in the Red Sea. Four of these vessels were from Saudi Arabia, two from the UAE and one Turkish ship.

The Houthi militias also held 697 relief trucks and looted them in Hodeidah, Sanaa, Ibb, Taiz, Hajjah and Dhamar. The latest was a 32-ton truck in the port of Hodeidah meant to go to Sanaa on December 29, 2018.

Source: Jordan News Agency