A Shiite Houthi fighter stands guard at the site of a rally attended by fellows Houthis to mark Ashura and the 4th anniversary of their takeover of the Yemeni capital, in Sanaa, Yemen, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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The Arab coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen said Friday it bombed an air base adjacent to Sanaa International Airport allegedly being used by the rebels to launch drone and ballistic missile attacks.Yemen's rebel-run Al-Masirah TV said more than 30 airstrikes by the coalition targeted the base and surrounding areas in the rebel-held capital.Pro-government military officials and a medic in Hudaida said six loyalist fighters had died in the violence.U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres meanwhile appealed for an end to the war and laid out steps the parties in the conflict must take to move forward.Guterres' remarks come three days after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a cessation of hostilities and said U.N.-led negotiations to end the war should begin in November.
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