Saturday, August 6, 2016

Yemen Peace Talks Have Collapsed. Heavy Fighting Resumes

France 24: Yemen forces launch new attack after latest UN talks collapse

Forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi launched a new offensive east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday, the military command said, after United Nations-sponsored peace talks in Kuwait ended without an agreement.

The offensive, which is backed by air strikes from a Saudi-led coalition, came as the Iran-allied Houthis and the party of ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced a 10-member governing council, against the wishes of the U.N.

The Houthis and Saleh's General People's Congress (GPC), hold most of Yemen's northern half, while forces loyal to Hadi share control of the rest of the country with local tribes.

The fighting in which more than 6,400 people have been killed, half of them civilians, has created a humanitarian crisis in one of the poorest countries in the Middle East.

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More News On The Collapse Of Yemen Peace Talks

Yemen's Hadi launches military operation east of Sanaa, peace talks end -- Reuters
Yemen peace talks collapse as rebels name members to their own governing council -- DW
UN Suspends Yemen Peace Negotiations -- VOA
U.N. Sets One-Month Recess for Yemen Peace Talks as Fighting Continues -- WSJ

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