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Coronavirus temporarily reconciled Arab coalition and Houthi rebels

09.04.2020 74 просмотров

Saudi Arabia, which leads the Arab coalition, will temporarily halt its military operation against the Houthi rebels in Yemen to fight the coronavirus in that country.

This was reported by the TV channel Al Arabia with reference to the official representative of the coalition, Colonel Turki al-Maliki.

The truce will be announced at noon on April 9 local time and will last for two weeks. It is possible that the truce will be further extended. 

According to al-Maliki, the suspension of the military operation will be required to prepare a meeting of UN Special Representative Martin Griffiths with the government of Yemen, the military coalition and the Houthis.

Al -Maliki expressed hope that after the ceasefire by the Arab coalition, the Houthis will take similar actions.

According to the colonel, the coalition began to take measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in order to protect the Yemeni people from the disease. At the same time, according to the American Johns Hopkins University, not a single case of coronavirus infection has been recorded in Yemen.

According to RBC, the conflict between the legitimate government of Yemen and the Houthis has been going on since 2014. In 2015, it was joined by an Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia.

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