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Houthi Militias Continue to Violate the Ceasefire | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Houthi militias and forces loyal to the deposed president Ali Abdullah Saleh continue to attack and shell residential neighbourhoods, sites where resistance fighters are located and the national army on various battlefronts in the Taiz province. This is despite the arrival of its delegation in Kuwait to begin peaceful negotiations. Violations of agreements and covenants continue and this includes the most recent agreement concerning Taiz which was signed by all parties six days ago. The agreement stipulates the maintenance of the ceasefire and opening the ports and roads leading to the city of Taiz.

Legitimate forces, the national army and the People’s Resistance managed to prevent an escalation of the Houthi attacks in various locations including the central prison in Dhubab and the armoured camp of Brigade 35 in the old airport, west of Taiz.

Brigadier Sadiq Ali Sarhan, the Head of the Military Council of the Yemeni Province of Taiz, said that the province “will achieve all the goals that so much has been sacrificed for”.

In a speech that he gave commemorating the first anniversary of the death of Captain Ahmed Mohamed Noman Al- Mikhlafi who died on the 20th of April last year, Brigadier Sadiq Ali Sarhan praised Al-Mikhlafi and all the heroes of the national army and the Popular Resistance .

On his part, Dr Abdu Al-Bahash who is a writer, researcher and university professor, told Asharq Al-Awsat that “the facts and events have proved that the rebels are using policies of lies, deception and misinformation in the same way that the German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany Joseph Goebbels established a new principle in psychological war; lie, lie and lie until people believe you. The rebels are dealing with the international community in the same way.”