Yemen conflict: Saudi Arabia ends air campaign
April 21, 2015 6:00 pm
A Saudi Arabia-led coalition has ended its bombing campaign against rebels in Yemen, Saudi state television has said.
The coalition’s Decisive Storm campaign had achieved its military goals, the report said.
A new operation would be called Restoring Hope, focusing on a political solution in Yemen and on security and counter-terrorism at home.
The coalition had carried out almost a month of strikes but had largely failed to halt the Houthi rebels’ advance.
Yemen has been in chaos since the Houthi, or Zaidi Shia, rebels, took control of the capital, Sanaa, in January and placed President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi under house arrest.