Houthi militias violate ceasefire agreement in Taiz only hours after signing

ADEN, 17th April, 2016 (WAM) -- Houthi militias and forces loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh have continued bombing residential neighborhoods in the city of Taiz, despite the signing of a truce agreement as of yesterday afternoon (Saturday) and the opening of the eastern and western ports of the city.

The official Yemeni news agency quoted a local Yemeni source as saying, "Violent explosions were heard last night on more than one front, while the two eastern exits leading to Sanaa and the western one leading to Al Hudaydah were shut down and sieged by the Houthis."

The Media Bureau of the Popular Resistance in Taiz has recorded more than 16 violations committed by the coup militias, which include bombing of military bases, resistance sites, and residential neighbourhoods during the agreed truce timeline.


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