The unilaterally declared humanitarian truce by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen was violated after just a few hours. The allies of the internationally recognized government of Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi and Houthi rebels accuse each other of resuming hostilities.
According to the coalition, the rebels shortly after midnight last night, which was supposed to mark the start of the truce, targeted some areas of the city of Taiz. The Hoputhis instead denounce airforce airstrikes in the Saada and Hajjah provinces.
UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon had called on the sides to “act in good faith” and use “maximum restraint” in case of “isolated truce violations”.
In confirmation of a continuation of hostilities was also a coalition strike in Jebel al-Zaytoun, in the south, which hit its allied pro-government forces killing 12 and injuring around thirty.