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    Saudi-Led Coalition to Intensify Airstrikes Amid Yemen Peace Talks Suspension

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    The international coalition led by Saudi Arabia will carry on military operation in Yemen to support the country's government amid resuming rebels' attacks after settlement negotiations were halted, according to Saudi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri.

    MOSCOW(Sputnik) — The international coalition led by Saudi Arabia will intensify fighting against rebels in Yemen, Saudi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri said on Sunday.

    The coalition will carry on military operation in Yemen to support the country's government amid resuming rebels' attacks after settlement negotiations were halted, Asiri was cited by Hadath broadcaster, as saying.

    On Saturday, another round of inter-Yemeni peace talks held in Kuwait under the UN brokerage ended with the government and Houthi rebels failing to come to an agreement.

    According to UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the parties are expected to return to the negotiating table no sooner than in a month.

    Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government headed by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and Houthi rebels, the country’s main opposition force, which have been supported by army units loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, since 2014.

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