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Houthis shelling sparks huge flames in an industrial complex east Hodeidah: Photos

Republican Yemen

Huge flames broke out on Monday in an industrial and commercial complex east of the port city of Hodeidah after being hit by three artillery shells launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi insurgents, local sources said.

According to the sources, fire broke out in a warehouse of Ikhwan Thabet Commercial and Industrial Complex, a major private industrial and commercial complex in Yemen, due to artillery shells fired by the Houthi rebels.

No causalities have been reported so far.

Since the outbreak of the six-year war in Yemen, Ikhwan Thabet has been targeted many times by the Houthi militia despite the fact that it is not located in a military zone.

Last month, one worker was killed and three others wounded inside the complex due to Houthi shelling, an attack condemned by the UN Mission to support the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA).

“UNMHA sends condolences to the family of the deceased and wishes the injured a full recovery. Civilians should at all times be protected from the consequences of warfare,” it said.

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