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    Gulf States Launch Military Operation in Yemen (442)
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    Talks on a Yemeni settlement under the auspices of the United Nations are scheduled for November 20, a Yemeni official told Sputnik.

    SANAA (Sputnik) – "The new round of talks will take place in Geneva on November 20. The technical committee has completed its work, the delegation of the Yemeni government has been formed already," Yemeni National Salvation Alliance coalition spokesman Balikh Mukhalyafi said.

    According to Mukhalyafi, the complete list of opposition delegates is not yet known.Yemen has been mired in a military conflict between government forces and Shiite Houthi rebels, backed by the army unites loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, since 2014.

    Since late March, a Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out airstrikes against Houthi positions at the request of Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.

    Some 21.1 million of Yemeni residents are in strong need of humanitarian assistance, while 2,600 people have been killed since the conflict escalated in March, according to the recent UN data.

    Gulf States Launch Military Operation in Yemen (442)


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