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Gas ship not allowed in Yemen's Hodeidah port despite truce: Houthi TV

May 04, 2022

Sanaa [Yemen], May 4: A ship carrying cooking gas is denied access to Yemen's blockaded Red Sea port of Hodeidah despite the ongoing truce between the country's warring sides, Houthi-run al-Masirah TV reported on Tuesday.
"The Saudi-led coalition has been holding the ship since April 27 despite that it was granted permission by the United Nations," the television said.
So far, several other fuel ships have arrived in Hodeidah port since the beginning of the truce, said the Houthi television, calling for accelerating the entry of other ships to ease a longtime fuel crisis in Houthi-held areas.
There was no comment yet from the coalition or the Yemeni government.
The two-month ceasefire agreement brokered by the United Nations between the Houthi militia and the coalition-backed Yemeni government entered into force on April 2.
The truce includes allowing the entry of 18 fuel ships into the Houthi-held port of Hodeidah and two commercial flights a week to and from the Houthi-controlled Sanaa airport, as well as lifting the siege and opening roads to allow humanitarian aid access to the government-held Taiz city.
The ceasefire was largely held but the warring sides in Yemen have yet to reach an agreement on resuming commercial flights in the Sanaa airport.
Yemen has been mired in a civil war since late 2014 when the Iran-backed Houthi militia seized control of several northern provinces and forced the Saudi-backed Yemeni government out of the capital Sanaa.
The war has killed tens of thousands of people, displaced 4 million and pushed the population to the brink of starvation.
Source: Xinhua