Saudi-led air strikes target Yemen’s Houthis despite ceasefire -residents
Smoke rises from the site of a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen's capital Sanaa September 18, 2015. The air raids by a Saudi-led coalition have intensified in recent weeks as a Gulf Arab ground force and fighters loyal to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi prepare a campaign to recapture Sanaa, seized by the Houthis in September 2014. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

DUBAI :Saudi-led air strikes hit positions of the Iran-allied Houthi group in two conflict zones in Yemen on Wednesday, residents and tribal sources said, despite the start of a seven-day ceasefire on Tuesday coinciding with peace talks in Switzerland.

“Coalition planes launched an air strike on the positions of the Houthis and Saleh forces in the Najd area of Sirwah district after they repeatedly violated the ceasefire,” a tribal source said by telephone from the central province of Mareb.

Residents in the southwestern city of Taiz also reported an air strike there after Houthi forces launched rockets on the area, and Saudi state news agency SPA said the Houthis killed one of its officers in a border area after the ceasefire began.

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