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Saudis Call Halt to Yemen Operation Saying It Achieved Goals

Smoke rises after a Saudi-led airstrike hit a site where many believe the largest weapons cache in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, on April 21, 2015.

Smoke rises after a Saudi-led airstrike hit a site where many believe the largest weapons cache in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, on April 21, 2015.

Photographer: Hani Mohammed/AP Photo
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Saudi Arabia called a halt to its campaign of airstrikes in Yemen, saying its goals were achieved and the focus will move to reviving political talks, though it didn’t rule out further military action.

Operation Decisive Storm, the four-week bombing campaign against the Shiite Houthi rebels who have the upper hand in Yemen’s civil war, succeeded in eliminating threats to the kingdom and allies, according to a statement read out on state television. Heavy weapons and ballistic missiles held by the Houthi rebels have been destroyed, it said.