A general view of the Old City of Sanaa, Yemen, September 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi
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The Arab-led coalition fighting in support of Yemen's government would prefer a broad political settlement to a cease-fire, its spokesman said Monday.Gen. Ahmed Asiri told AFP.Late Sunday a Houthi rebel leader, Saleh al-Sammad, proposed a truce on the country's border with Saudi Arabia in exchange for a halt to Arab-led airstrikes on his forces.Previous truces in the 18-month war collapsed. After talks in Saudi Arabia with his Gulf counterparts, Kerry outlined a plan which offers the Houthis participation in government in exchange for an end to violence and a surrender of weapons.
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