Yemen accuses Saudi coalition of severe truce violation

IRNA – Yemen’s Armed Forces has accused the Saudi-led coalition of repeadely breaching cease fire agreement in Yemen, saying that it has violated the truce 191 times over the last 48 hours.

According to the Yemeni media ‘Saba’, Brigadier General Yahya Saree said on Tuesday night that the Saudi jetfighters targeted Suwaiq and al-Moghras and reconnaissance aircraft also flew over Al- Hudaydah, Ad Durayhimi, El Mansouria, Bayt al-Faqih, Husayniyah, Zabid, Al Garrahi, As Sukhnah, Al-Faza, Hays and Al-Tahita.

Emphasizing the numerous cases of violation of truce agreement by Saudis in various parts of Yemen, Saree said Saudi artillery unit has shot over 105 artillery shells to eastern Hays and 25 mortar shells to Al-Amineh and north of Al-Kueie.

Cease fire agreement was also breached in different parts of Al-Hudaydah by attacking residential areas, he reiterated.

The United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2451 to support the Stockholm Agreement on deployment of a team in order to facilitate monitoring and implementing the Agreement and establishing truce in important Yemeni ports.

The resolution mainly focuses on sending essential commodities to the Yemeni people, supporting the Stockholm Agreement, assigning the Secretary-General of the United Nations to implement it and observing the ceasefire.

The fourth round of Yemen peace talks kicked off in Stockholm, Sweden on December 6 with the attendance of the UN special envoy Martin Griffith and the government representatives, and agreed to establish truce in Yemeni ports of al-Hudaydah, al-Salif and Ayn Issa.

Saudi Arabia and its regional allies attacked Yemen in March 2015 to bring back to power the deposed president of Yemen Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.