Yemen's defiant Shiite rebels press their offensive as Saudi Arabia launches airstrikes

April 23, 2015 12:49 PM

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SANAA, Yemen – Yemen's defiant Shiite rebels pressed their offensive in the country's south, apparently ignoring an overture from Saudi Arabia earlier this week, while the kingdom's warplanes continued to target their positions Thursday, officials said.

In a stunning development, Saudi Arabia had declared on Tuesday that it was halting coalition airstrikes targeting Yemen's Shiite rebels known as Houthis -- a four-week air campaign meant to halt the rebel power grab and help return to office embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, a close U.S....

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