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    Shiite Houthi tribesmen hold their weapons as they chant slogans during a tribal gathering showing support for the Houthi movement, in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, May 19, 2016

    Riyadh: Houthi-Formed Council Not to Change Military Situation in Yemen

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    The military situation in Yemen has not changed, and the formation of a supreme political council by Houthis together with the General People's Congress (GPC) will have no effect on it, Saudi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri told Sputnik Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On July 28, Yemen’s Shia Houthi rebel movement Ansar Allah and General People's Congress party supporting the country’s ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh signed an agreement on creating the supreme political council for ruling the country.

    "Concerning the military situation in Yemen, nothing has changed…. Houthis' violations continue… And no matter whether the council is formed or not, it won't change anything," Asiri said, commenting on Houthi influence in Yemen.

    Since 2014, Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government headed by Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Ansar Allah movement, also known as the Houthis, which is the country’s main opposition force. The Houthis are backed by army units loyal to former Yemeni President Saleh.

    Since March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian Gulf countries have been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi's request despite a ceasefire agreed in April.

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