Rebel accusations of carrying out airstrikes in war-torn Yemen have been denied by the Saudi-led coalition on Wednesday.
Houthi rebels accused the coalition, on Tuesday, of launching airstrikes in the southwestern Dhale province.
Saying it has halted its attacks in Yemen with the enforcement of a UN-brokered truce in the country, a coalition statement termed the rebel accusations as “baseless.”
It backs “all measures aimed at consolidating the truce between the Yemeni parties,” the coalition said.
The extension of the UN-brokered truce for two additional months was agreed by Yemen’s warring rivals on June 2. All military operations were halted under the ceasefire, which was first reached on April 2. The agreement also allowed the operation of commercial flights from rebel-held Sanaa Airport in the Yemeni capital.
Since 2014, when Iran-aligned Houthi rebels captured much of the country, including Sanaa, Yemen has been engulfed by violence and instability. Despite a military campaign conducted by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies since 2015 aimed at ousting them and restoring the Yemeni government, the Houthis remain in control of the capital, as well as wide swathes of territory.
An already dire humanitarian situation in the war-torn nation has been exacerbated by the Saudi-led campaign.