Soldiers stand guard at Sanaa airport before the arrival of the United Nations envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed to Sanaa October 23, 2016. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Warplanes from a Arab-led coalition attacked targets in Sanaa at dawn Sunday and clashes raged on the ground as warring parties ignored a U.N. call to renew a fragile cease-fire.Each side accused the other of repeatedly violating the truce and U.N. attempts to extend it before it lapsed appeared to have failed.The U.N. special envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, had appealed for a renewal of the cease-fire, saying humanitarian aid had during the truce reached areas that were earlier inaccessible.Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdulmalek al-Mikhlafi shrugged off the call as "useless," accusing the rebels of ignoring the cease-fire.Shortly after Cheikh Ahmed's appeal, coalition warplanes Sunday pounded Houthi positions in Sanaa, military officials and rebel media said.
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