Aden, Dec. 24 -- Despite the cease-fire backed by the United Nations, intense clashes erupted between the Yemeni government forces and the Houthi rebels in the Red Sea port city of Al Hodeidah after the arrival of UN team tasked with monitoring a ceasefire

A military source based in the city on the condition of anonymity said that the Houthis engaged in fierce armed clashes with the government forces in the western part of Hodeidah, coinciding with the arrival of the UN monitoring team adding that the Houthis attempted to make progress in government-controlled areas near the shopping center of CityMax in Hodeidah, sparking intense clashes in the area.

A local resident in a report in Chinese news agency xinhua said that the two-warrin...