इंडियन आवाज़     03 Apr 2020 10:21:20      انڈین آواز

Yemen truce comes under strain as violence resumes

Soon after a five-day humanitarian ceasefire came into effect, rockets were fired from Yemen’s rebel-held north yesterday, hitting the border areas of Jazan and Najran inside the Saudi kingdom. A Saudi Defence Ministry official said, there were no casualties and Saudi forces had practised self-restraint as part of their commitment to the truce.

The alleged attack came despite a promise by the Shiite Houthi rebels and their allies to abide by the ceasefire. Riyadh has warned it will punish any attempt to exploit the truce.

According to the United Nations, the humanitarian ceasefire stands for ceasefires agreed to by the protagonists in an armed conflict to allow the provision of health and humanitarian assistance, such as immunization campaigns and food supplies.

As the ceasefire started in Yemen, aid agencies have started delivering help to desperate civilians. UN’s food agency has described the situation in Yemen as catastrophic.

The ceasefire comes after nearly seven weeks of Saudi-led air strikes against Iran-backed rebels.

The humanitarian pause, which began on Tuesday, is the first break in the air war, in support of exiled President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi since its launch on 26th of March.

A US State Department spokesman said that while the truce was broadly holding, it had received some reports of clashes after the ceasefire began.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Covid-19 outbreak: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

AMN Japan's Prime Minister and the head of the International Olympic Committee Shinzo Abe today agreed to ...

Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus outbreak: IOC member

According to USA Today, veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said that the 2020 Tokyo Gam ...

Sports administrator BVP Rao resigns from Governing Body of SAI

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Protesting the decision to merge the Special Area Games Scheme ( SAG) with ...


President Kovind confers 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi awards

AMN President Ram Nath Kovind Wednesday conferred 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi's awards on 15 artistes a ...

V P asks people to conserve linguistic heritage of India

"Studies by the experts suggest that teaching in mother tongue at the initial stages of education gives impetu ...



India, Maldives sign MoUs for establishing Tourism zone 

AMN India and Maldives today signed five MoUs for establishing the Addu Tourism zone in five islands of Add ...

IRCTC to operate Golden Chariot luxury train from March 2020

AMN The Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation, IRCTC, will operate and manage luxury train, Golden ...


Filmi Tidbits: Sooryavanshi to be postponed amid Coronavirus

Entertainment Desk Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi, directed by Rohit Shetty is set for March 24 release for no ...

Irfan Khan to take health break after Angrezi Medium

Ailing actor Irfan Khan is unlikely to sign any new film in the near future as want health break. Angrezi Medi ...



UNGA adopts resolution calling for global solidarity in fight against COVID-19

The United Nations General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution on COVID-19, calling for intensified ...

COVID-19: Sri Lanka’s EC requests President to consult SC over holding General elections

WEB DESK Sri Lanka’s Elections Commission has requested President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to consult the Supre ...

@Powered By: Logicsart

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!