RIYADH, --- The Houthi-Slaeh militias have violated the 72-hour UN-brokered truce, that began just before midnight Wednesday, 43 times, and shelled Saudi border areas, the command of the Arab Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen said on Thursday.

Missiles fired by the rebel Houthi group and militias loyal to the now-ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh from Yemen have injured civilians in Jazan and Najran, southern Saudi Arabia, the Coalition said in a statement carried by the state Saudi Press Agency, SPA.

While stressing that it is exercising self-restraint, the Coalition said it will continue to counter the violations of the ceasefire agreement and conduct air and sea reconnaissance missions against the Houthi militias and their supporters.

The Coalition further stressed that the Houthi rebels are responsible for blocking humanitarian assistance from entering the areas besieged by them.

Earlier, Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi said his government is committed to the UN-brokered ceasefire despite violations by the rebel Houthi militants in Taiz and other cities.

"Over the past period and during the peace process, the concessions made by the legitimate government for the sake of peace were taken for granted by the perpetrators of the coup, " President Hadi was quoted by the official Yemeni news agency as saying during a meeting with the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed in the Saudi capital.

Source: Emirates News Agency