TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Yemen’s army spokesman Brigadier Yahya Sariyah said Saudi Arabia and its allies have stepped up their attacks in breach of a UN-brokered truce in the port city of Hudaydah, violating the truce deal over 1000 times.

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Saudis have violated the Hudaydah ceasefire 1221 times in the past week, Sariyah told Saba news agency on Wednesday.

He also said that Saudi-led warplanes continued to “commit more crimes against citizens in a number of provinces where they launched 97 air raids on various provinces”.

He further said the army and fighters from Popular Committees had foiled 42 infiltration attempts by Saudi- and Emirati-backed mercenaries toward the positions of the army in various fronts during the period.

The Hudaydah truce was reached last December in Sweden during peace talks between delegations from the Houthi Ansarullah movement and Yemen’s Saudi-allied former regime.

The warring sides agreed to the withdrawal of their forces and the deployment of UN monitors to the port, the entry point for most of Yemen’s commercial goods and vital aid.

UN monitors are present in the western city to oversee the fragile truce.