Combat rages hours before Yemen truce due to begin



Saudi-led air strikes hit military bases in the Yemeni capital Sanaa and rival militias battled near the country's border with the kingdom on Wednesday, hours before a U.N.-mediated truce was due to take effect.
Residents said the air raids hit the sites in the early hours of the morning, the latest in a series of thousands of air strikes during a 19-month military intervention by Saudi Arabia and Arab allies into Yemen's civil war.
Despite the coalition's support, forces loyal to the internationally recognised exiled government have made few recent gains against their foes in the armed... read more

 
19 October 2016 in World News, Views: 26
Source: Reuters
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