Saudis halt bombing of rebels in Yemen

April 21, 2015 10:13 PM

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Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the end of a month-long bombing campaign against Shiite militias in Yemen, saying the Sunni coalition would now focus on a political solution and containing the rebels.

The U.S.-backed bombing by the Gulf Arab allies, which began March 26, "achieved its goals" and was stopped at midnight (5 p.m. ET) at the request of Yemeni President Abdrabbo Hadi, Saudi spokesman Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri told reporters in Riyadh.

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