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    Saudi fighter jets violated the ceasefire across Yemen on Tuesday, hitting several targets and killing civilians, media outlets reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) According to the Fars News agency, citing its own sources, aerial attacks were registered in several provinces across the country, in particular, in the Marib, Hajjah, Amran and Sanaa provinces.

    The Saudi forces reportedly attacked Yemeni army and popular forces' positions, damaging civilian infrastructure, residential buildings, as well as killing a number of civilians.

    In some regions, the Saudi forces failed to attack Yemeni military as they were pushed back, and scores of Saudi servicemen were killed and wounded in a counteroffensive, the agency reported, stressing that the Saudi-led forces suffered losses in weapons and ammunition depots.

    Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government headed by Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and Houthi rebels, the country’s main opposition force. The Houthis are backed by army units loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

    Since March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian Gulf countries have been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi's request despite a ceasefire agreed in April.


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