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Continued Saudi-led Coalition Advance On Al-Hudaydah Challenges Shaky Ceasefire Deal

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Continued Saudi-led Coalition Advance On Al-Hudaydah Challenges Shaky Ceasefire Deal

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The Saudi-led coalition continued its attacks on the governorate of al-Hudaydah on the western Yemeni coast on December 14 despite the ceasefire agreement, which had been reached on the last day of the Yemeni peace talks in Sweden.

According to Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman of the Yemeni Armed Forces [an ally of the Houthis], coalition warplanes conducted more than 10 airstrikes on different areas in the coastal province, while the artillery of the Saudi-backed Yemeni fighters fired more 100 shells on the capital of the province.

Houthi fighters also foiled an attack by the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies on their positions in the district of Durayhimi in the southern countryside of al-Hudaydah.

“The armed forces are keen to create the appropriate atmosphere for the success of peace efforts and to end the suffering of the Yemeni people. At the same time, they remain ready for all options and will respond to any violations by the enemy and its mercenaries,” the al-Masirah TV quoted Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari as saying.

The ceasefire agreement, which was reached a day earlier, covers al-Hudaydah and the southwestern province of Taiz. Under the agreement, the warring sides should relocate their forces in the two province within a pre-agreed upon timeline. However, the new attacks by the coalition raise the question” Do Saudi Arabia and its allies really respect the agreement?

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  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    It is not a “challenge” to…. It is a violation of.

    I do not come to South Front for effeminate weaselspeak.

  • PZIVJ

    “Under the agreement, the warring sides should relocate their forces in the two province within a pre-agreed upon timeline.”
    Does this mean the ceasefire has a timeline also, or is Saudi trash in violation of agreement?

  • Pave Way IV

    Full text of the Hodeidah part of the Stockholm agreement:
    https://osesgy.unmissions.org/sites/default/files/hodeidah_agreement.pdf

    “…An immediate cease-fire shall enter into force in the city of Hodeidah, the ports of
    Hodeidah, Salif and Ras Issa and the governorate upon signature of this agreement…”

    Either they added the “and the governorate” part since then, or I somehow totally missed that yesterday even though I was looking specifically for what areas were included. Griffiths mentioned the Hodeidah governorate in the ceasefire – that’s why I was surprised that it wasn’t mentioned in the text yesterday (current/only PDF above). In any case, 1) It’s there now and – according to the YAF, has already been violated. It’s sort of surprising that the Saudis or their ratfuck coalition continued air strikes. Kind of hard to cover those up, but – not surprising – there’s been no mention of airstrikes or other violations on the MSM newz.

    The Taiz part of the Stockhold agreement is exactly the same as yesterday and mentions no ceasefire or withdrawal. Just the formation of a joint committee going forward to discuss the situation.

    https://osesgy.unmissions.org/sites/default/files/taiz_agreement.pdf

    • Tommy Jensen

      Paperwork. Never trust a white man.

  • potcracker2588

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
    i wrote about this bs yesterday and the day before… so again

    NEVER EVER EVER TRUST THEM SATANIC EVIL DIRTY STINKING JEW

    PERIOD