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Yemen’s Military Committee Suspends Talks With Houthi Rebels

  • The suspension of talks follows a rebel offensive in Taiz
  • Two-month truce was under negotiation for an extension

Yemen’s military committee has suspended peace talks with Shiite Houthi rebels in Amman following a military offensive in Taiz that left dozens dead and injured according to Saba, the government-controlled news agency.

Citing a statement, Saba said the Houthi rebel fighters launched a massive offensive on the government forces posts in Al-Dhabab, west of Taiz in a bid to “block the last main outlet for Taiz, which has been under siege for seven years.” The committee also said that despite a UN-sponsored truce, the Houthis continue daily violations, including using drones, firing ballistic missiles and redeploying and mobilizing forces.