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Pause in bombardment urged in Yemen for evacuations, aid deliveries
Pause in bombardment urged in Yemen for evacuations, aid deliveries

As a Saudi Arabia-led air coalition continued to strike rebel targets across Yemen, Russia and the International Committee of the Red Cross on Saturday called for a pause in the bombardment to enable the evacuation of foreigners and the delivery of aid to people cut off for more than a week. Underscoring the appeals, new reports emerged of civilian casualties and of Al Qaeda-linked militants executing dozens of soldiers while consolidating their grip on a southeastern provincial capital. Sunni-Muslim Saudi Arabia is leading efforts to crush the Iran-allied Shiite Muslim insurgents known as Houthis who toppled the country’s internationally recognized president, Abdu Rabu Mansour...

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