Yemen: Houthi rebels agree to five-day humanitarian ceasefire proposed by Saudi Arabia
Yemen’s Houthi forces accepted a five-day humanitarian ceasefire proposed by Saudi Arabia, the spokesman for the Yemeni army said.
The truce that will allow humanitarian aid in the war-torn country is expected to begin at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
“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,” Colonel Sharaf Luqman said in a statement broadcast by Yemen’s Saba news agency.
On Saturday, local sources told Sputnik that the Saudi-led coalition continued carrying out airstrikes on the Houthi positions in Yemen, including the airport in the capital of Sanaa, after first launching an air campaign in late March.