Monday, November 21, 2016

Rivals Blame Each Other For The Collapse of The Yemen Ceasefire

Reuters: Saudi-led forces say broken Yemen truce will not be renewed

A two-day ceasefire after nearly two years of war in Yemen expired at midday (0900 GMT) on Monday would not be renewed, a spokesman for a Saudi-led military coalition told al-Arabiya TV, with each side blaming the other for violations.

The 48-hour truce, announced unilaterally by the Saudi coalition on Friday, failed to halt fighting across the country between the Iran-aligned Houthis and Saudi-led forces.

Gulf Arab states led by Saudi Arabia launched a military offensive on the side of exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's government in March 2015 after the Houthis, backed by government troops loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, advanced on Hadi's temporary headquarters in Aden.

Hadi was forced to flee to Saudi Arabia.

The 20-month conflict has killed more than 10,000 people and displaced more than three million.

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WNU Editor: The war has definitely returned .... Yemeni army resumes military operations (Al Arabiya).

More News On The End Of The Yemen Ceasefire

Yemen conflict: No extension to 48-hour truce -- BBC
Saudi-Led Coalition Says No Extension to 48-Hour Yemen Truce -- AP
No extension of Yemen truce, Saudi-led coalition says -- UPI
Two-day ceasefire expires in Yemen -- DW
Rivals blame each other as Yemen ceasefire ends -- AFP
Saudi-led coalition won't renew broken Yemen ceasefire -- Al Jazeera

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