Yemeni Army: 12 soldiers killed, 19 others wounded in Houthi attacks

Republican Yemen

12 soldiers were killed and 19 others wounded on Wednesday and Thursday in Houthi attacks on positions of government forces despite the UN-led truce, the Yemeni army said on Friday.

In a statement, the Media Center of the Yemeni Armed Forces said the Iran-aligned Houthi militia committed  in the past 48 hours 277 breaches of the UN-brokered cease-fire truce.

“The Houthi rebels launched attacks on different frontlines in Hodeidah, Taiz, Al Dalea, Hajja, Al Jawaf, and Marib, killing 12 soldiers and wounding 19 others,” the army media center said on Twitter.

It added that the Houthis carried out attempts to infiltrate positions of government forces and used artillery fire, drones, and snipers in their attacks.

The Houthis, for their part, accused government forces of committing violations in Hodeidah province.

The Saudi-backed government forces committed 61 violations in Hodeidah in the past 24 hours, Houthi-run Yemen News Agency reported, citing a military official.

This came one day following a press release by the UN Special Envoy Hans Grundberg on the implementation of the truce, which expires on August 2, and prospects of its renewal

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