How many times did the Saudi coalition violate the ceasefire agreement in the first period?

Tuesday, 7 June 2022 - 19:12

ISWNews Analysis Group: Saudi coalition forces violated the ceasefire 11,411 times during the first period of the ceasefire declared by the United Nations.

According to Ansar Allah media reports, the Saudi coalition violated the ceasefires 11,411 times during the first round of the UN-announced ceasefire agreement in Yemen from April 2 to June 2. These violations include a variety of offensive, infiltration, air strikes, reconnaissance and combat aircraft flights, missile and artillery attacks and massive shelling, blocking flights to Sanaa airport, seizing and delaying the arrival of ships carrying fuel in the Red Sea, etc. Some of its details are as follows:
Coalition warplanes have carried out more than 191 airstrikes and 3383 flights in the airspace of Al-Hudaydah, Marib, Al-Jawf, Taiz, Hajjah, Saada, Imran, Sanaa, Al-Bayda, Al-Dhale, Lahij and other fronts. Coalition Apache helicopters have also been involved in nine attacks on Marib fronts and border areas.
The Saudi coalition’s ground forces carried out 10 offensive operations against Ansar Allah positions on the Raghwan, Al-Akad, Al-Balaq, Al-Lajmah, Al-Faliha, Mazham Maas and Harazah fronts in Marib province, and 7 offensive operations on the Al-Salo and Muqbanah fronts in Taiz province, Al-Had in Lahij and Qatabah in Al-Dhale province.
The Saudi coalition has also violated the ceasefire more than 5,992 times by shelling and 2,556 times by means of artillery and multiple rocket launchers on various fronts in Yemen.

Despite widespread violations of the ceasefire by the Saudi coalition, the proposal to extend the ceasefire agreement for two months has been approved by the warring parties in Yemen. Ansar Allah has made the extension of the ceasefire conditional on the fulfillment of the other side’s obligations under the agreement, including operating flights at Sanaa Airport and sending fuel-carrying ships to the port of Al-Hudaydah. The exchange of prisoners and the reopening of routes to the provinces of Taiz, Marib and other provinces are also among the topics that the parties will discuss in the second period.

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