Saudis question Al-Saud strategy in Yemen

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Issue 997 - 17 Jul 2015 | 8 minute read

A humanitarian ceasefire between Yemen’s Houthis and Saudi Arabia, brokered by the United Nations, failed miserably to take hold on 11 July, with all sides continuing to fight for control of territory across the fragile nation. The truce, designed to allow aid workers access to desperate civilians, was supposed to last a week and was timed for the last days of Ramadan; instead, the Sunni coalition led by Saudi Arabia continued its airstrikes, while on the ground, there were reports of fighting between the various factions embroiled in this most messy of wars.

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