Saudi-Led Coalition Declares 48-Hour Ceasefire in Yemen

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AMMAN — A Saudi Arabia-led coalition supporting Yemen's government against Houthi rebels has declared a 48-hour ceasefire starting 12:00 noon in Yemen's timing (09:00 GMT) on Saturday, according to official media.

According to a coalition statement carried by Saudi Arabia's official (SPA) news agency, the truce could be extended if the Houthi fighters and their allies abided by it and allowed humanitarian aid into besieged cities.

"Coalition forces will abide by the ceasefire", it said, but warned that should the rebels make any military moves in the area the coalition would directly respond.