Security Services Hold a Dangerous Cell in Hodeidah




The Yemeni security services held a cell belonging to US-Saudi -led coalition which were supervising the locations and movements of the Yemeni joint forces in Hodeidah province.

A security source said that the cell is of 4 elements from Durihmi district , who recruited  over 20 people for the US-Saudi led coalition.

Hudaydah is a strategic port city which the Saudi-led coalition has been eager to retake from Yemeni joint forces control. But the former UN special envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheik, warned against attacking the port city over potential catastrophic consequences to Yemen last year. Martin Griffiths, the new special envoy to Yemen, echoed the same concern over attacking Hudaydah at the UN Security Council this week.

“Hodeida should be supporting more than 20 million Yemenis. It should be the source of at least 70 percent of all imports to Yemen,” Suze van Meegen, a protection and advocacy adviser with the Norwegian Refugee Council, told AFP.