People ride on a motorcycle as they pass by a police headquarters destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen's northwestern city of Saada May 7, 2015.
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Saudi-led forces said Thursday they would respond harshly against Yemen's Houthi rebels following attacks on citizens in border areas, hours after the kingdom offered a five-day humanitarian truce if the militia stopped fighting.Brig. Gen. Ahmad Asiri, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, said the Houthis had changed the situation by targeting cities in recent days, and vowed that the coalition would go after leaders of the rebel group. Asiri said Saudi-led forces would keep all options open, but declined to say if a ground offensive was being planned.The offer of a truce came days after the Houthis shelled Saudi border towns, prompting renewed coalition airstrikes in Yemen, and as the rebels advanced into a last central area of Aden, a city whose fate is seen as pivotal to Yemen's civil war.Earlier, the Houthi rebels said they had shelled a Saudi air defense facility north of Najran after killing eight people in the Saudi city Tuesday and Wednesday.
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