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    US Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Tuesday that the Yemeni Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition agreed to cease fire from November 17.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to the Reuters citing Kerry, the sides also agreed to work in order to achieve a Yemeni national unity government before year-end.

    Since 2014, Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Houthi fighters, supported by army units loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

    A Saudi Arabia-led coalition has conducted a military operation in Yemen against the Houthis since March 2015. The UN human rights agency OHCHR estimates that Saudi airstrikes have killed at least 4,125 civilians and injured 7,207 in Yemen.

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    Gulf States Launch Military Operation in Yemen (442)

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