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Fri - 10 May 2019 - 04:49 AM ،،،

 The Iran-backed Houthi coupist militia re-targeted the Red Sea Mill Silos on Thursday, in al-Hodeidah, in defiance of the UN-mediated truce in the province.

Military field sources reported that the pro-Iran rebels fired with heavy machine guns at the grain storage site, while the workers were doing maintenance work in order to reactivate the mills.

The same sources added that one of the grain silos was directly hit by 23-millimeter cannons which led to the leakage of large amounts of the stored wheat.

The incident took place a few days after a visit made by the UN team to the Red Sea Mill Silos for assessing the damage caused by the Houthi militias.

The UN agency’s senior spokesperson, Herve Verhoosel said the silos contained some 51,000 tonnes of grains - enough to feed 3.7 million people for a month.

“It appears that two silos were hit, one of which contains wheat,” he said. “There was no fire.”

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