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Airstrikes thwart 'aggressive moves' by Yemen's HouthisSaudi-led airstrikes targeted Iran-backed rebels and their allies in Yemen Wednesday, hours after Riyadh declared an end to a nearly monthlong air campaign. The air raids hit rebel positions in the southern port of Aden and central city of Taiz as ground fighting between the rebels and their allies against supporters of exiled President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi continued in both areas, Yemeni officials said.In both areas, the Houthis are fighting alongside forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.The Saudi-led air campaign, launched March 26, was aimed at crushing the Houthis and allied military units loyal to Saleh.The move could reflect an imminent political deal between Hadi and the rebels and their allies.
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