Beginning on Tuesday, a U.N.-sponsored peace conference is being held in Switzerland and it is being attended by Yemeni factions from both sides, in an attempt to end the war that has raged war-torn Yemen for nearly 9-months.

The factions that attended the peace talks include exiled president Abd-Rubbah Mansour Hadi’s government delegates, as well as Houthi’s Ansar Allah and former president Saleh’s General People’s Congress (GPC).

On Thursday, the Houthis agreed to permit the resumption of humanitarian aid deliveries into the besieged city of Ta’iz and to exchange prisoners, although they’ve so far rejected demands to release government officials, including Hadi’s brother Nasser, and defense minister Mahmoud Subaihi, stating they’ll do so once a permanent ceasefire is agreed upon by all sides.

According to the Associated Press, the Houthis delegation suspended all meetings with Hadi delegates today in protest of the Hadi loyalists breaking the ceasefire.

Opponents immediately responded to this by accusing Houthis of not seriosuly seeking an end to this war, while also claiming the Houthis have also violated the ceasefire agreement a dozen of times and that it’s proof Houthis wants nothing but total destruction.

The question herein lies over whether this should be considered a genuine ceasefire made to end the war, or just another sham truce meant for the Saudis and allies prepare to launch a full-scale attack on Houthi-held areas.

Despite the announcement of a truce, the Saudi-led Coalition and Hadi’s Popular Resistance Committee (PRC) forces have recently launched a full-scale attack in Hajjah, Marib, and Jawf provinces over the past 48 hours.

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Since then, they’ve reportedly retaken Al Hazm, Midi Port, Labinat Camp, and Harad City from Houthi forces.

Many Coalition airstrikes were being conducted relentlessly in conjunction with the Saudi-led Coalition forces’ advance in southern Yemen

While the Houthis and pro-Saleh factions have agreed for a humanitarian ceasefire, little do people know that many anti-Houthi factions in Taiz, Hajjah, Marib, and Jawf have publicly declared that they will not stop fighting.

One would wonder how would this be called a “ceasefire” if many anti-Houthis factions, let alone Islamist militant fighters, already stated they will continue fighting….

The only place where the ceasefire was truly actually taking place was later bombed by the Coalition warplanes; this place was the Yemeni capital of Sana’a

If one recalls Yemeni war history; it should be reminded that a similar “humanitarian truce” was made in the month of July in the port-city of Aden, when it was held by Houthi forces. This “truce” didn’t last long when Coalition and Resistance forces seized the moment to launch a massive attack taking back Aden City and southern Yemen from Houthis.

This same “truce” tactic is now being used by the Saudi coalition to launch a full-scale invasion in northern Yemen.

The Hadi government and the Coalition have been consistently accusing Houthis of warmongering.

The reality is, Houthis have been trying to give face, offering many genuine ceasefires in the past before the Hadi government rejected them.

 

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James Padgett

May God protect the Houthis and anti-Saudi Yemenis from further Saudi treachery and enable them to sink another 7 ships – shoot down thei planes and take many more Saudi military installations! Pray for the protection of the Houthis and anti-Hadi Yemenis daily and for their military advancement throughout Yemen nad even Satan-di Arabia.