SANAA, Yemen

Yemen accused Houthi rebels on Thursday of breaching a newly announced cease-fire.

“The Houthi militia is responding to the calls for cease-fire made by the Arab Coalition with shelling residential areas in Marib and Al-Hodaydah provinces,” said Moammar al-Eryani, Yemeni’s Minister of Information.

He added that the “escalation which comes after hours of the Arab Coalition announcement of a cease-fire initiative for two weeks,” reflected the Houthis’ “lack of seriousness.”

Al-Eryani also held UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths responsible for the Houthis’ escalation.

For their part, the Houthis also accused Saudi Arabia of impounding 17 fuel and food

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