Yemenis rally to call for end of war on conflict’s anniversary

Houthi and Saleh supporters gathered in central Sanaa on Sunday [Reuters]
BBC – Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Yemen’s capital on Sunday to call for an end to war in the country.

The demonstration was organised by Houthi rebels, who occupy the city and much of Yemen’s north.

The rallies in Sanaa came on the second anniversary of the Saudi-led military intervention against the Houthi rebel movement.
More than 7,600 people have been killed in the conflict since it began in March 2015.

Millions of citizens have been displaced and the country has also been pushed to the brink of famine.

The war is being waged between forces loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and those allied to the Houthis.

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