On Sunday, the United Nations condemned an attack on the Yemeni province of Hodeidah that killed five civilians, including a woman and a child.
The United Nations Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement, which is overseeing a fragile peace agreement in the Red Sea coast, did not specify the source of the attack that hit a house in a residential area in Al Hawk district late on Saturday evening.
“The region witnessed intense exchanges of fire during the past months between the Saudi-led military coalition, which supports the internationally recognized government, and the Houthi group,” she said in a statement.
The “West Coast Forces” website, the official website of the coalition forces, stated that the Houthis had hit the house with mortar bombs. Al-Masirah TV, affiliated with the Houthis, held the coalition air strikes responsible for the deaths.
The Hodeidah agreement, reached at UN-sponsored peace talks in 2018, provided for the redeployment of forces from both sides, but it has not been fully implemented even though the truce has largely held.