HUDAYDAH (Debriefer)--At least five Houthi fighters were killed and others injured late on Sunday night when pro-government pforces thwarted their infiltration attempt into their positions along contact lines east of the district of Al-Tuhayta in Yemen's western province of Hudaydah, military sources said.
On Saturday, three Houthis were killed in clashes in the eastern part of the province, according to the sources.
The Iran-allied Houthi group has accused the pro-government forces of military escalation and breaching a UN-brokered ceasefire in the province. The breaches included the construction of new military sites and fortifications in the areas of Al-Jah and Kilo 16, infiltration attempts and artillery shelling, it said.
The group has been controlling Hudaydah since it seized power in late 2014.
The UN brokered the Hudaydah agreement between it and the internationally recognised government in 2018. But the two sides are trading blame over civilian casualties and failure to abide by the agreement.