17 Yemenis killed by Saudi border guards shelling on Saada
The Saudi-led coalition has once again violated the truce in Yemen.
A Yemeni security source reported as quoted by local news agency Saba that 17 people were killed and others were injured when Saudi border guards shelled Saada, in yet another flagrant violation of the armistice.
The majority of the wounded are in critical condition and have been taken to Razih Hospital, west of Saada Governorate, north of Yemen, as per the news agency.
"The crime occurred despite the armistice which is declared under the auspices of the United Nations," the source added.
Furthermore, a medical source reported that a Yemeni was killed and seven civilians were injured in artillery shelling by the Saudi coalition on the Shada border district, west of Saada Governorate, north of Yemen.
It is worth noting that the Yemeni Supreme Political Council has lately stated that "the aggression's failure to implement the terms of the armistice is a negative indicator that does not encourage any upcoming negotiations to discuss its renewal."
A look back
The armistice between the Saudi coalition and the Sanaa government came into force on April 2. UN envoy to Yemen Hans Grundberg announced that "under this armistice, all offensive military operations, by land, air, and sea, shall cease."
Grundberg explained that "the terms of the armistice agreement include facilitating the entry of 18 ships carrying fuel to the ports of Al-Hudaydah, and allowing two flights to and from Sanaa airport, every week."
Al Mayadeen reported 13,859 violations of the armistice in Yemen committed by the Saudi coalition.
About 3,947 violations were committed by the forces affiliated with the Saudi coalition during the second month of the truce that ended on June 2, and 5,395 violations during the first month of the truce itself, which included dozens of air raids with reconnaissance aircraft of the Saudi coalition on army and committee sites, as well as civilian homes in a number of Yemeni governorates and border fronts.
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