Hodeida (Debriefer) - Fighting renewed on Wednesday between the Yemeni Joint Forces and Houthi fighters in the western governorate of Hodeida, the Giant Brigades-run media center said.
The JF troops in Hais district, south Hodeida, fought fierce battles with a set of Houthi fighters who tried to advance on the ground, the center added.
The troops fended off the Houthi attempted progression, leaving deaths and injuries among Houthi fighters, the center said, as other attackers fled the scene.
On Monday, chairman of UN Mission to Support the Hodeida Agreement (UNMHA) called on both Yemeni rivals to de-escalate in Hodeida, and to allow the mission access to the flashpoints there.
Escalation conflicts with the two parties' commitments to ceasefire General Abhijit Guha added, noting that civilian fatalities are unaccepted and local communities need to enjoy security and safety.
Parties to the 6-year war in Yemen, after 8 days of peace talks in Sweden, reached on 13 December 2018 an agreement providing for ceasefire in Hodeida and redeployment of both sides' forces and allowing for UN leading role in the port city.