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Yemen: Houthis accepts five day ceasefire proposed by rival Saudi Arabia


Houthi rebels on Sunday accepts the five day humanitarian ceasefire proposed by their rival Saudi Arabia, further they told they would respond if any ceasefire violation from Saudi camp would take place. Earlier, UN and other organizations told that majority of the war victims in Yemen were civilians. Responding to that Saudi Arabia announced $274 Million humanitarian aid in Yemen.


In last several days, condition became more stiff, when Shiite group attacked area of Najran near Saudi border, this was the first civilian attack by the Houthis. Next to this, local supporters of president Hadi were killed by Houthis in city of Aden.

As in the meeting of Gulf countries in Paris, Saudi Foreign Minister along with US Secretary of State John Kerry announced that ‘conditional’ ceasefire in Yemen would start from Tuesday, May 12, at 11:00pm.


Despite all that truce talks Saudi along with allies conducted air strikes at dawn on Sunday,in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, targeting former president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s house. Although, sources claim that Saleh and his family remained safe after the attacks.

The Houthis representative told that their campaign is against al Qaeda militants and to combat corruption.
“Any military violation of the ceasefire from al Qaeda and those who stand with it and support it and fund it will be responded to by the army and security and the popular committees,” told Colonel Sharf Luqman spokesperson for the Houthi-allied army, according to the sources.

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