Saudi-led coalition ending Yemen ceasefire, state news agency says

January 2, 2016 11:13 AM

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Saudi-led coalition ending Yemen ceasefire, state news agency says

DUBAI A Saudi-led coalition that has been bombing the Houthi movement in Yemen for nine months announced on Saturday the end of a ceasefire that began on Dec. 15, the Saudi state news agency SPA said, in a setback to attempts to end the conflict.

The ceasefire began in tandem with peace talks sponsored by the United Nations, but it was repeatedly violated by both sides. Nearly 6,000 people have been killed since the Saudi coalition entered the conflict in March, almost half of them civilians.

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