Eight Yemeni soldiers, Houthis killed amid traded blames for breaches

2022-08-06 | Since 6 Day

Marib - Sana'a (Debriefer) The Yemeni official government and the Houthi group on Wednesday traded blames for breaches of the UN-mediated truce that left eight deaths from both sides.
The Houthi group violated the humanitarian truce 306 times in the last three days in Hodeida, Taiz, Dhalea, Hajjah, Sa'ada, Jawf and Marib, the Yemeni army-run media center said in a statement.
The breaches ranged from shooting with mortars, different machine guns, snipers and booby-trapped drones to erecting new sites, digging trenches, deploying artillery and other weaponry and sending espionage drones, the center added.
The Houthi violations left four soldiers killed and 16 others injured, according to the statement.
For its part, the Houthi group said a general and three fighters were killed by government troops, the Sana'a-based Saba quoted a military source as saying namelessly.
The government troops committed 154 breaches against the truce in the last 24 hours in Marib, Taiz, Hajjah, Jawf, Sa'ada, Dhalea, Hodeida, Baydha and bordering provinces, he added.
The breaches included sorties and airstrikes with spying and explosive drones, erection of new fortifications and firing and shelling at civilian houses and Houthi sites, the source said.
On Tuesday, the UN special envoy for Yemen said the warring parties agreed to extend the truce for another two months.

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