Yemen shuns talks, begins major military push

September 13, 2015 4:49 PM

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Yemen shuns talks, begins major military push

Al-Aber - Yemen's exiled government backed out of UN-brokered peace talks as loyalist forces supported by a Saudi-led coalition launched a major offensive against Shi'ite Huthi rebels on Sunday.

A military official said the offensive aimed to push the Iran-backed insurgents out of the oil-rich Marib province east of Sana'a and eventually move on the capital, which the rebels seized a year ago.

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