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Saudi Arabia to shift from heavy airstrikes to 'political process' in Yemen
Saudi Arabia to shift from heavy airstrikes to 'political process' in Yemen

Amid mounting civilian casualties, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday signaled a scaling back of its nearly monthlong campaign of airstrikes in Yemen, but said it would continue to act militarily against Shiite Muslim insurgents who have overrun much of the impoverished but strategic nation. Through a military spokesman and an announcement via its official news agency, the kingdom declared a formal end to what it had dubbed Operation Decisive Storm, which began with an aerial offensive on March 26 and pressed ahead with strikes across the country. The air war was launched in response to the Houthi rebels’ advance on the southern port city of Aden, which had been the last redoubt of the...

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