A year into intervention, Saudi sees few gains in Yemen

Yemeni fighters loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi hold a position during clashes with Shiite Huthi rebels west of the city of Taez on March 21, 2016A year after it launched air strikes in Yemen, a Saudi-led military coalition has failed to deal a decisive blow to Iran-backed rebels and is facing mounting criticism over civilian casualties. With warring parties drained by the fighting, the United Nations said Wednesday that a ceasefire had been agreed from April 10, to be followed by peace talks. Analysts say that since air strikes were launched on March 26 last year, rebel resistance has been far more effective than expected and the weakness of Yemen’s internationally recognised government has been exposed.

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