JEDDAH: A US-brokered cease-fire in Yemen ended on Monday after repeated violations by Iran-backed Houthis, announced the Arab coalition supporting the legitimate government.
The coalition’s spokesman Major General Ahmed Assiri said: “There is no respect (for the truce), only violations,” Al Arabiya news channel reported, adding there had not been any orders to “extend the cease-fire.”
The 48-hour cease-fire, which began on Saturday and ended at noon (AST) Monday , had come at President Hadi’s request.
An AFP correspondent in Sanaa said there had been no coalition airstrikes in the Houthi-occupied capital since the truce took effect.
Coalition spokesman Maj. Gen. Ahmad Al-Asiri accused the Houthis of 180 violations in the first 10 hours of the cease-fire.
The media center of the Yemeni National Army has reported hundreds of violations of the truce by the Houthis.
The center noted that violations had occurred in the provinces of Marib, Al-Baida’a and Taiz.
A Yemeni military source indicated that air defense forces of the Arab Coalition Forces intercepted three ballistic missiles at dawn on Sunday.
The missiles were launched by the Houthis at Marib and were destroyed in the province’s airspace.