According to authorities, at least 10 Yemeni soldiers were killed in a rebel attack in the central Taiz province on Monday.
Houthi rebels mounted a deadly attack late Sunday in al-Dhabab district, west of Taiz city, a Foreign Ministry statement said. Seven other soldiers were injured in the attack, the ministry indicated.
Without providing further details, the Yemeni army said 23 rebels were killed and 30 others injured in the attack.
The attack was termed by Yemeni authorities as “an attempt to undermine efforts to extend the humanitarian truce and tighten the 7-year siege on Taiz.”
Yemen’s warring rivals agreed to extend an UN-brokered truce for two additional months on August 2. Under the cease-fire, which was first reached on April 2, all military operations were halted.
Since 2014, when Iran-aligned Houthi rebels captured much of the country, including Sanaa, Yemen has been engulfed by violence and instability.