Houthi rebels accept ceasefire

13 May 2015

Five-day truce will bring in much needed humanitarian aid

Houthi rebels in Yemen have accepted a five-day truce in order to bring emergency aid and supplies into the country after six weeks of airstrikes form the Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces.

The ceasefire started on 12 May, but officials in Riyadh warned that any violation of the agreement by the Shia rebels would bring the deal to an immediate end.

Coalition airstrikes have intensified over the last week with 130 sorties being flown hitting over 100 targets. The aim is to return President Abed Hadi back into power.

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