after several days on Thursday in Sweden, negotiated the ceasefire in the Yemeni port of Hudaida is brittle. The area around the Yemeni city had been shattered by air attacks and heavy Fighting, the AFP news Agency reported, citing residents and Pro-government forces.

The UN special envoy Martin Griffiths, called on government troops and rebels for the immediate compliance with the agreed ceasefire. “The special envoy expects both parties to respect their obligations under the Text and spirit of the Stockholm Convention,” said Griffiths on Sunday via Twitter.

The government troops and Houthi rebels had agreed in the presence of the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, a fire break for Hudaida, which occurred in the night to Friday. The port city of Hudaida on the Red sea, much of the replenishment of the Houthis is running. Also, the majority of the humanitarian help is getting this into the country.

Despite the agreed ceasefire, at least 29 militants, including 22 Huthi rebels, in the night of Sunday on the outskirts of the city of Hudaida have been killed. Independently there is yet no confirmation. A resident Hudaidas reported AFP on the phone from the fierce Fighting, fighter jets were heard the entire night.

Guterres had praised the talks in the past week as a starting point for peace in the war-torn country. The parties would want to put the conversations at the end of January. Because of the Status of the embattled coastal city of Hudaida was considered a sticking point in the discussions.

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The world health organization WHO estimated that around 10,000 people perished in the conflict has already killed more than 60,000 were injured. All of ten minutes to die, according to Unicef, a child to preventable disease or malnutrition.

The battles in Hudaida were abated prior to the peace talks, first of all, after the USA had after the murder of the saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, reinforced on one end of the Yemeni civil war.

In Yemen, the Houthi rebels have been fighting for more than four years against the government, which is supported by a saudi Arabian-led military coalition. The Sunni Saudi Arabia sees the rebels as an ally of his Shiite Nemesis Iran. The Alliance contributed its air attacks significantly to the escalation of the conflict. The UN referred to the civil war in Yemen as the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.


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