Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia of supporting the Yemeni government announced a 48-hour cease-fire in Yemen. It is reported TASS with reference to the Saudi press Agency.
According to the Saudi military, the cease-fire will begin today at noon local time (coincides with Moscow). It is emphasized that the ceasefire regime may be extended, if the Houthi rebels, who explained that the coalition will fulfill its obligations and will not interfere with the delivery of humanitarian aid to besieged areas.
In mid-October, the UN proposed to the parties the peace plan. He called for the creation of new structures of power and a serious limitation of the powers existing, and the fugitive President of Yemen, supported by Saudi Arabia, the plan was rejected.
The conflict in Yemen continues in 2014, when the Shiite movement “Ansar Allah” (Houthis) rebelled against the government headed by President Abd rabbu Mansour Hadi. The rebels seized the capital Sana’a, and established its own government, and Hadi was forced to flee to Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia. This country led the coalition strikes on the positions of Houthis.
Held in 2016, the peace negotiations between the parties to the Yemeni conflict was not successful, since August, the parties returned to active military confrontation. On the side of the Houthis in the fighting involved soldiers loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
According to the Yemeni Center for human rights and development, in the spring of 2015 were killed over 10 thousand civilians, of which nearly 2.4 thousand children and about 2 thousand women.