Fights Break Out Shortly After Five Day Yemen Ceasefire Begins

Yemeni security workers and witnesses say fighting has broken out in a southern city just half an hour after the start of a five day ceasefire.

They say rebels and their supporters tried to storm the city firing tanks, rockets and mortars.

But there were no reports of airstrikes by the Saudi led coalition against the rebels after the ceasefire started.

Security workers also say the rebels and their allies are reinforcing their positions.