Yemen: Escalation in fighting must stop

Yemen: Escalation in fighting must stop ‘before it’s too late’, Griffiths tells Security Council

Martin Griffiths briefed ambassadors in New York behind closed doors, but said in a tweet posted to his office account that he had “reiterated the importance of stopping the ongoing military escalation…He warned that recent developments jeopardize the progress the parties had made on de-escalation and confidence-building.”

The renewed fighting between Saudi-led coalition forces and Houthi rebels, formally known as Ansar Allah, has seen air raids stepped up northeast of the capital Sana’a, leading to many casualties amid fierce fighting, according to news reports, while rebels have reportedly gone on the offensive in Government-held areas, including a mortar attack which struck a market in the city of Taiz.

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Source: https://news.un.org

Houthis, by Henry Ridgwell (VOA) via Wikipedia

Houthis, by Henry Ridgwell (VOA) via Wikipedia

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