Saturday, July 25, 2015

Arab Coalition Announces 5-Day Yemen Truce

Saudi/UAE-led coalition forces fighting the Houthi insurgents in Yemen have declared a five-day humanitarian cease-fire effective midnight Sunday. The truce is meant to allow the delivery of humanitarian and medical assistance, a coalition spokesperson said. Since coalition forces recaptured Aden, Saudis and Emiratis have flown relief goods and medical supplies to the city. Coalition forces have continued attacks on Houthi positions in Taiz and Sanaa. (Arab News, 25 July)

Photo credit: A Saudi military cargo plane at Aden International Airport; Friday 24 July 2015 (Faisal Al Nasser/Reuters/Arab News)

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