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    According to state-run Saudi news agency, Saudi-led Arab coalition on Saturday declared the end of a ceasefire in Yemen that was agreed with Houthi rebels in mid-December.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) The Saudi-led Arab coalition on Saturday declared the end of a ceasefire in Yemen that was agreed with Houthi rebels in mid-December, the state-run Saudi news agency said.

    "The alliance leadership supporting legitimate Yemeni authorities declares the end of the truce starting at 14:00 [11:00 GMT] on Saturday," the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said on Twitter.

    The ceasefire was declared on December 15 and prolonged after intra-Yemeni talks in Switzerland on December 20. All attempts to transform it into a lasting peace agreement have failed so far.

    The truce has been repeatedly violated by both forces loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the anti-government Houthi movement. New peace talks under UN auspices are expected to take place later this month.

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