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Source: Yemen Times

A tribal mediation committee in Al-Jawf governorate is trying to salvage an existing ceasefire agreement that has been violated.

The Houthis and members of the Islah Party each blame each other for breaking the agreement.

Mohammed Al-Bukhaiti, a member of the Houthis’ Political Office, said that the Islah party did not abide by the ceasefire agreement.  

“Islah militants are targeting the Houthis,” he said.

Mubark Al-Abadi, head of the Islah Party’s Media Department in Al-Jawf, said that Houthi-affiliated tribesmen are targeting the Al-Saqia location, one of the highways leading to Sa’ada.

“The tribesmen target Houthis transferring weapons from Sa’ada to Al-Jawf,” he claimed.

Several checkpoints were established by security forces in areas of Al-Jawf, such as Al-Ghail, Al-Barat, and Al-Safra, in anticipation of any clashes.

Faisal Al-Aswad, a journalist based in Al-Jawf, said that the checkpoints aim to prevent the Houthis from expanding their control to other areas.

Fierce clashes have taken place during the past few days between the two parties as they try to exert control over the Al-Safra location, which is currently controlled by the Houthis.

Al-Safra is a strategic location because it overlooks the Marib-Sana’a highway.

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