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Yemen Ceasefire Strained by Saudi Violations

12 April 2016 9:39


A UN-brokered truce appeared to be holding on Tuesday despite repeated Saudi violations in several areas across country.

Yemeni sources told Sabaa news agency that at least 39 breaches of ceasefire have been recorded since the beginning of the truce on Sunday midnight.

The sources said that Artillery fire, gun battles and air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition were reported in the capital Sanaa and several other provinces of Taiz, Marib, Shabwa, Jawf and Hijjah.

“We express our condemnation of air strikes and the military advances made in some fronts since this morning,” spokesman of Ansarullah revolutionary movement, Mohammed Abdel-Salam said in a statement on his Facebook page.

Meanwhile, he stressed that Ansarullah is committed to the ceasefire.

Earlier, Ansarullah said it had set up committees in six provinces to prevent escalation and coordinate aid efforts with the United Nations.

Yemen has been since March 26, 2015 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition.

Thousands have been martyred and injured in the attack, with the vast majority of them are civilians.

Riyadh launched the attack on Yemen in a bid to restore power to fugitive president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi who is a close ally to Saudi Arabia.

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