The Gulf foreign ministers takes part in a meeting to discuss the war in Yemen on April 30, 2015 in the Saudi capital Riyadh, few days ahead of the summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE
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Gulf foreign ministers met Thursday in the Saudi capital for talks on their military operation in Yemen, where Iran-backed Houthi rebels have defied airstrikes and refused to give ground.Qatar's Foreign Minister Khalid al-Attiyah, chairing the meeting, said the air campaign in Yemen demonstrated the Gulf monarchies' committment to helping their impoverished neighbour.The coalition has imposed an air and sea blockade on Yemen.Details of losses on the rebel side were not available.The Houthi fighters have joined forces with troops loyal to former strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh, clashing in Aden with local militia known as "Popular Resistance" units that have sided with Hadi. The United Nations says more than 1,000 people have been killed in fighting in Yemen since late March.
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