Saudi-led coalition strikes Yemen despite rebel truce

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The Saudi-led coalition carried out air strikes in Yemen early on Sunday after the country’s Houthi rebels called a three-day truce and offered a permanent ceasefire, Saudi media said.

The raids targeted Sanaa, the rebel-held capital, according to Saudi Arabia’s Al Ekhbariya TV, which tweeted “the start of air strikes on Houthi camps and strongholds in Sanaa” around midnight.

The attacks began shortly after the Iran-backed Houthis announced a three-day truce and offered peace talks on condition that the Saudis stop their air strikes and blockade of Yemen and remove “foreign forces”.

Rebel reports of casualties could not be independently confirmed. Yemen’s Houthis suspend strikes on Saudi Arabia for three days, political office head says—AP

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