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Yemen ceasefire ends without extension

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The Arab coalition supporting Yemen’s government against Iran-backed Houthi militias said a 48-hour ceasefire ended at midday (0900 GMT) Monday due to repeated violations by Houthi militias and their allies.

“There is no respect (for the truce), only violations,” the coalition spokesman Major General Ahmed Assiri said, adding that there were “no orders to extend the ceasefire.”

Assiri stated that the number of breaches committed by the militia since the beginning of the truce exceeded 500 breaches, 80 percent of them in Yemen, Al Arabiya news channel reported.

The coalition spokesperson explained that violations were made within the first hours of the truce, which took place in Yemen and the Saudi Arabia’s southern provinces of Najran and Jizan.

[Source: Al Arabiya]
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