Houthi attack kills 6 people in W. Yemen – spokesman

ADEN, Six people were killed and another six wounded in a missile attack by Houthi militias on facilities in Yemen’s Red Sea coastal city of Mocha on Wednesday evening.

Iran-backed Houthi militias fired a number of ballistic missiles against Mocha, which is home to military, medical, refugee and residential facilities, Spokesman for the West Coast Liberation Operation Col. Wadhah Al-Dubais said to KUNA.

The spokesman said a targeted hospital in the city had been evacuated following the missile attack.

He added that the air defense systems of the Saudi-led coalition to support legitimacy in Yemen had downed three ballistic planes and two drones sent by Houthi militias.

The coalition’s joint forces command condemned the latest attack as a “terrorist act”, considering it a “declaration of war” that undermines all previous peace deals and efforts.

In a press statement, it called on the UN and its special envoy for Yemen to shoulder responsibility by openly denouncing these crimes and taking appropriate action against the group.

The pro-government forces had captured the strategic city of Mocha on Yemen’s western Red Sea coast following ferocious battles against Houthi militias in 2017.

Source: Kuwait News Agency