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Yemen: Historic Hodeidah site destroyed in clashes00:46

Yemen: Historic Hodeidah site destroyed in clashes

Yemen, Hodeidah
September 14, 2018 at 12:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

Renewed clashes between Houthi militants and Saudi-led coalition-backed forces in the port city of Hodeidah have led to the destruction of a historic landmark, as seen in footage released Thursday by the Houthi controlled Ansar Allah media centre.

Footage shows the Arc de Triomphe in ruins with remains of the structure scattered around the area.

Houthi militants have reportedly accused Saudi-led coalition-backed forces of destroying the site in an airstrike.

RUPTLY requested a comment from the Saudi Center for International Communication, however, no reply has so far been received.

Clashes have been ongoing since UN-mediated Yemen peace talks in Geneva ended prematurely earlier this month, due to the absence of the Houthi delegation.

Yemen: Historic Hodeidah site destroyed in clashes00:46
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Renewed clashes between Houthi militants and Saudi-led coalition-backed forces in the port city of Hodeidah have led to the destruction of a historic landmark, as seen in footage released Thursday by the Houthi controlled Ansar Allah media centre.

Footage shows the Arc de Triomphe in ruins with remains of the structure scattered around the area.

Houthi militants have reportedly accused Saudi-led coalition-backed forces of destroying the site in an airstrike.

RUPTLY requested a comment from the Saudi Center for International Communication, however, no reply has so far been received.

Clashes have been ongoing since UN-mediated Yemen peace talks in Geneva ended prematurely earlier this month, due to the absence of the Houthi delegation.

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