Yemeni fighters loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi drive in convoy in the Yafa area some 180 kilometres north of the port city of Aden on August 9, 2016. AFP / NABIL HASSAN
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Arab-led coalition warplanes launched fresh airstrikes against Houthi rebels across Yemen Wednesday despite international concerns over the escalation after the suspension of peace talks.The coalition, which has been battling to prop up Yemen's government against the Houthis since March 2015, hit rebel positions across northern Yemen, coalition officials and tribal sources said.Yemeni officials said government forces and Houthi rebels were engaged in fierce fighting in Haradh, which borders the southern Saudi province of Jazzan.Gen. Ahmed Asiri said renewed coalition strikes in Yemen were justified after the failure of negotiations and a series of rebel violations of a three-month truce.
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