16783
Yemen Ceasefire Gets Off to Shaky Start
International

Yemen Ceasefire Gets Off to Shaky Start

Sporadic incidents of aggression were reported from Yemen on Wednesday despite a ceasefire between Houthi forces and the Saudi-led coalition taking effect. The five-day halt in violence is aimed at bringing aid to the warzone.
Residents in Yemen’s southern and eastern areas reported fighting on Wednesday, despite Houthis and the Arab alliance announcing a ceasefire at midnight, DW reported.
The Saudi-led warplanes last bombarded Houthi positions at the port of Aden through the late hours of Tuesday. The alliance flew some reconnaissance planes on Wednesday, which prompted some firing from Houthis, but that lasted briefly, eye witnesses said.
There were also some reports of skirmishes in the country’s southern provinces of Daleh and Shabwa and from Marib in the east. However, all fighting had ceased by Wednesday morning, residents reported. The UN Security Council welcomed the pause, but called for warring parties to discuss peace.
Riyadh had warned Houthi forces of punishing any breach in the ceasefire and that the truce was conditional on Houthis reciprocating and not exploiting it for military advantage.
The Yemen conflict has resulted in massive humanitarian suffering. More than 1,200 have been killed in the Yemen conflict, among them many civilians. More than 4,000 are injured, tens of thousands have fled their homes to escape violence and the country’s infrastructure is “on the brink of collapse,” according to the UN.
Saudi Arabia began airstrikes on the country on March 26 to wipe out Houthi forces.

Short URL : http://goo.gl/00PK6a

You can also read ...

New Bombshell Revives Debate About Trump Fitness for Office
US President Donald Trump faced a new challenge to his...
Abbas Meets Macron to Get Palestinian Stance Through to US
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas met with French President...
Japanese PM to Make Historic Visit to Darwin
Seventy-five years after his nation’s imperial forces bombed...
India’s Modi Faces Calls to Step Down on Graft Charges
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced calls for his...
China Fires Back at US Over Sanctions on Purchase of Russian Arms
China’s decision to buy fighter jets and missile systems from...
Tanzania Ferry Disaster Death Toll Rises to 150
The death toll after a ferry capsized in Lake Victoria has...

Trending

Googleplus