SANAA, Yemen – A three-day U.N.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect in Yemen Wednesday night was breached by the Houthi rebels, army sources and residents said.
The army sources said Houthi rebels and their allies, militants loyal to Yemen’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, breached the truce by heavily shelling areas in Taez, 170 miles south of Sanaa.
Meanwhile, more breaches were registered in two other Yemeni governorates, the sources added.
The Saudi-led coalition backing President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi’s government, and the Houthi rebels who control the capital Sanaa, have agreed to the truce. The coalition announced it will abide by the truce to allow humanitarian aid into besieged areas, but said it will retaliate against any military movements by the Houthi rebels.