Fighting, airstrikes hit across Yemen as Saudi Arabia pledges aid

April 19, 2015 3:24 PM

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Fighting and Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels struck Sunday across Yemen, officials said, as the United Nations said that Saudi Arabia had agreed to completely fund a $273.7 million appeal for emergency humanitarian aid to the county.

The combat, which intensified in late March when the Saudi-led coalition of majority Sunni countries began launching airstrikes against the rebels, known as Houthis, pits the rebels against forces loyal to exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

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