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Saudi side rejects halt to airstrikes in Yemen

27 April 2016 11:48


Head of the Saudi-led delegation to Yemen’s peace talks being held in Kuwait has dismissed a halt to airstrikes, Yemen’s al-Masirah TV says, citing sources privy to the negotiations.

Abdulmalek al-Mikhlafi, the head of the Saudi-led delegation, rejected on Tuesday UN special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed’s proposal to halt the air raids, the report said.

The Saudi side claims that a halt to airstrikes would help Houthis which are fighting forces supported by the kingdom rebuild their power, the sources reportedly said.

On Wednesday, Saudi warplanes bombed Yemen’s Ta’izz Province, despite the UN-brokered truce in the Arab country.

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