242 attacks committed by Houthi militia on army positions since truce came into effect, Spokesman says
Yemeni armed forces spokesman Brig. Gen. Abdu Mujali said that the Houthi rebel militia continues to commit violations and crimes against civilians and housing areas in Marib city as well as attacks on army positions since the army began to abide by the ceasefire from Thursday 8-4-2020 at 12:00 p.m. local time, according to the orders of His Excellency Field Marshal Abdu Rabo Mansour Hadi, Commander-in-Chief of the Republic of the Armed Forces, in response to the call of the UN.
The spokesman explained in a statement to September Net that the Iran-backed Houthi militia has committed since the beginning of the truce more than 242 attacks on civilians and army positions in various fronts, varied between the launch of ballistic missiles and Katyusha rockets and reinforcements by human elements, weapons, equipment and ammunition, targeting army positions with rockets, artillery, explosive drones, and planting mines in the streets and farms of citizens.
The Houthi militia is constantly escalating, taking advantage of the truce commitment by the Arab coalition and army. Even though the ability of the army to succeed the response and carry out offensive operations, the army reserves the right to respond to, Mujali confirmed.
He said that the Houthi militias continue the series of crimes and violations against the citizens of Marib province where the militia fired a ballistic missile, which targeted the house of Sheikh Ali Hassan bin Ghraib.
These crimes are considered a war against humanity and a violation of human rights and international conventions as these civilian entities are protected by international law, humanitarian law and the Geneva Conventions, he added.
The ceasefire was totally rejected by the Houthi militias in word and deed, Mujali said, because the terrorist militias are not working for the interests of Yemeni people, but are working hard to implement the Iranian agenda in Yemen and the region.
The spokesman expressed his thanks and appreciation to the army for defending and maintaining its combat positions and taking precautionary measures, pledging to the truce.