The Saudi-led forces launched on Saturday an intensive artillery attack on Al-Sheikh village in Yemen’s Hodeidah, repeatedly violating the three-week ceasefire in the coastal city.
According to AFP, the UN envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths arrived in the capital Sanaa on Saturday for talks to shore up a ceasefire in the country’s lifeline port city of Hodeidah.
The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced mid December that the Yemeni national delegation and the representatives of the Saudi-led forces managed during their consultations in Sweden to conclude a ceasefire deal in Taiz and Hodeidah.
Yemen has been since March 2015 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led Coalition, in a bid to restore control to fugitive president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi who is Riyadh’s ally.
Tens of thousands of people have been killed and injured in the strikes launched by the coalition, with the vast majority of them are civilians.
The coalition, which includes in addition to Saudi Arabia and UAE: Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan and Kuwait, has been also imposing a harsh blockade against Yemenis.
Source: Al-Manar English Website