REBELS DASH HOPES FOR TRUCE

Regina Leader-Post - - WORLD -

Hopes for a fresh truce in Ye­men were dealt a blow over the week­end as Houthi rebels boy­cotted Un-bro­kered peace talks and threat­ened fur­ther drone strikes against pro-gov­ern­ment forces.

The threat came days af­ter a Houthi drone at­tack on a gov­ern­ment mil­i­tary pa­rade in the south­ern province of Lahij killed sev­eral peo­ple. A senior in­tel­li­gence of­fi­cial in­jured in that at­tack died of his wounds Sun­day.

Yahya Sarea, a Houthi spokesman, called the strike a “le­git­i­mate op­er­a­tion against ag­gres­sion.” He said Houthis were work­ing to amass a stock­pile of lo­cally man­u­fac­tured drones.

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