Fierce fire-exchange after Yemen ceasefire ends

(VOVworld) - Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition attacked targets in Sanaa on Sunday, hours after a three-day truce in Yemen's war expired.

Fierce fire-exchange after Yemen ceasefire ends - ảnh 1
Smoke rose high following an artillery firing by the opposition forces in Aleppo, Syria on October 20. (Photo: AFP/VNA)
The UN-brokered ceasefire, agreed to allow for an increased flow of humanitarian aid, ended without renewal after a day of heavy fighting between the Saudi-led Arab coalition and the Shi'ite Houthi movement.

The Saudi-led coalition accused Houthi militants of repeatedly violating the truce within the first 24 hours by launching artillery attacks at the border areas with Saudi Arabia and several provinces in Yemen.

The UN and 18 countries to sponsor Yemen truce have initiated six ceasfires since last March when the Saudi-led coalition began airstrikes at Houthi militant forces.

All five ceasefires have failed due to the Houthi forces refuse to negotiate. The international community is persuading warring parties in Yemen to return to the negotiating table to look for a long-term political solution there.

 

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