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Yemen Gov't Ready to Offer Amnesty to Those Who Cut Ties With Houthi Rebels - PM

© AP Photo / Hani MohammedTribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels ride on a patrol truck during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters into battlefronts in several Yemeni cities, in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016.
Tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels ride on a patrol truck during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters into battlefronts in several Yemeni cities, in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. - Sputnik International
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The announcement comes after the former ally of Houthi rebels, ex-Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, announced that he was ready to turn "a new page" in relations with the Saudi-led coalition.

Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Daghr said that "the president [Mansour Hadi] proposed to offer an amnesty for those, who had fought for the Houthi rebels, but decided to leave the movement."

The statement comes after ex-Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh announced Saturday that he was ready to turn "a new page" in relations with the Saudi-led coalition if the latter stopped attacking his country. 

READ MORE: Yemen's Ex-Leader Lists Demands to Saudi-Led Coalition to End 3-Year Civil War

The decision was labeled "deceitful" by the Houthis and prompted clashes between the movement and Saleh's supporters in the southern Sanaa. On Sunday, the Saudi-led coalition allegedly bombed Houthi positions in the city, but no official data on casualties has been provided so far.

However, the International Committee of the Red Cross said that the several-day-long clashes left dozens dead and hundreds injured, aggravating an already complex situation that is regarded as one of the worst humanitarian crises in recent times.

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