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Sun - 12 Sep 2021 - 05:51 PM ،،،

 The Iran-backed Houthi militias launched on Saturday a major attack, using ballistic missiles and armed drones, against Yemen’s western Mocha port.

The attack took place shortly before a government delegation was scheduled to arrive at the facility to officially relaunch operations there.

The attack severely damaged the warehouses at the port, destroying large quantities of relief aid. No human casualties were reported.

The attack prompted Yemeni activists to call on the legitimate government to suspend the United Nations truce, in place since December and in line with the Stockholm Agreement, and to resume operations to liberate Hodeidah.

Port manager Abdulmalek al-Sharabi said: “The terrorist Houthis targeted the port with four missiles and three drones, causing a fire in tankers and hangars. Other facilities were also damaged.”

He slammed the Houthis for their “criminal act”, which he accused of seeking to obstruct operations at the port, months after the severe damage it incurred during the war – that the militias instigated - was repaired.

The port was ready to receive commercial vessels, he added.

(With Asharq Al-Awsat)