Houthis, foes fight on as Yemen ceasefire quickly unravels




 
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July 27th, 2015  
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Topic: Houthis, foes fight on as Yemen ceasefire quickly unravels


By Mohammed Ghobari and Mohammed Mukhashef SANAA/ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthi group carried on fighting across Yemen on Monday despite a ceasefire announcement by its Saudi-led foes, and media controlled by the Iran-allied movement acknowledged that its forces had shelled targets inside Saudi Arabia. The violence prolongs a four-month-old conflict rooted in political strains that spread across the Arabian Peninsula country last year, when the Houthis seized Sanaa and pushed aside President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, a U.S. ally. This angered the Sunni Muslim-ruled Gulf Arab states led by Riyadh, which regards the once obscure Houthis, who hail from Yemen's northern highlands, as terrorists.




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