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Saudi Coalition Ends Truce with Houthi Rebels

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FILE - Tank operated by Yemeni forces fires at Houthi positions in the al-Labanat area, between northern provinces of al-Jawf and Marib, Dec. 5, 2015.

FILE - Tank operated by Yemeni forces fires at Houthi positions in the al-Labanat area, between northern provinces of al-Jawf and Marib, Dec. 5, 2015.

The Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen has announced an end to the cease-fire declared last month that was violated frequently by both sides.

The Saudi News Agency said Saturday that the coalition declared the truce is over as of Saturday, due to continuous attacks by the rebels.

The truce was enacted December 15 after nine months of bombing by the coalition. But it has been violated by both sides, on a nearly daily basis.

Some information is from Reuters and AFP.

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