Yemeni gov't says 4 soldiers killed by Houthi attacks-Xinhua

Yemeni gov't says 4 soldiers killed by Houthi attacks

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-06-29 04:09:13

ADEN, Yemen, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Yemen's government declared on Tuesday that four soldiers of the government armed forces were killed in attacks carried out by the Houthi militia despite the recent truce brokered by the United Nations in the war-ravaged country.

According to a statement released by the country's Ministry of Defence, "more than 86 breaches of truce were committed by the Houthis during the past 24 hours in areas of Hajjah, Marib, Taiz, Hodeidah, and al-Jawf provinces."

It said that the Houthi breaches that included attacks against the government-controlled sites resulted in killing four soldiers and injuring several others.

A number of Houthi infiltration attempts into the government-held areas were also aborted by the government forces, according to the statement.

On the other side, the Houthis accused the government forces of using reconnaissance drones in the airspace of areas under their control despite the truce.

The group, which controlled large swathes of northern Yemen, also claimed on Tuesday on their official website that the pro-government forces committed in the past 24 hours dozens of aggressions against the Houthi-controlled Hodeidah, a strategic Red Sea port.

Under the UN auspices, Yemen's warring parties entered a two-month cease-fire on April 2. The related parties agreed to extend this UN-brokered truce for another two months on June 2.

Yemen has been mired in a civil war since late 2014 when the Iran-backed Houthi militia seized control of several northern provinces and forced the Saudi-backed Yemeni government out of the capital Sanaa.

The war has killed tens of thousands of people, displaced 4 million, and pushed the country to the brink of starvation.