The Yemeni ceasefire agreement  began at noon (09:00 GMT) on Monday.

Coalition spokesman Brigadier General Ahmad al-Assiri confirmed that the truce had taken effect, hours after airstrikes killed at least 15 people late on Monday.

The strikes came before a ceasefire was due to take effect Tuesday in order to pave the way for UN-sponsored peace talks in Switzerland.

War planes launched two raids on the village of Bani al-Haddad in the northern Hajjah province on the border with Saudi Arabia, killing 13 people and wounding 20 others, according to witnesses.

The latest attacks came as a response for the Yemeni army operation – joined by the Popular Committees – on a Saudi military headquarters in the western Bab-el-Mandeb area in the southwestern province of Taiz late on Sunday, which killed at least 150 Saudi-led troops and mercenaries in a major ballistic Tochka missile attack.

Member states of the coalition on Yemen are convinced of the need to withdraw from the Yemeni quagmire, after entering into a dead end tunnel, without achieving any of the stated goals within nine months of war for which the Saudi-US-led coalition allocated huge arsenal.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 264 days now to restore power to fugitive President Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi. The Saudi-US aggression has so far killed at least 6,594 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Yemeni national military, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

 

Manar

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