10 Pro-Govt Troops Killed in Hodeidah Since Ceasefire Began

Officials claim 183 Houthi violations

One week after the ceasefire in Yemen’s vital aid port of Hodeidah went into effect, a statement from pro-Saudi officials claimed that the Shi’ite Houthis have committed 183 ceasefire violations since then.

Over the course of that time, they say that 10 pro-government troops were killed and 143 wounded. There was no report of Houthi casualties over that period, but the Houthis had similarly repeatedly claimed the other side was violating the ceasefire.

Interesting, the statement also denied that the Saudi coalition had carried out any airstrikes against Hodeidah Province, which seems highly unlikely since locals have reported several airstrikes in the area, and the Saudi coalition are the only ones active there with planes.

These casualties span the whole of Hodeidah Province, and despite there being pretty much daily fighting in the province, the port city of Hodeidah itself is largely quiet. This has allowed both sides to complain of violations, while the ceasefire remains largely intact.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.