Arab coalition warplanes struck military sites in Yemeni capital

Arab coalition warplanes struck military sites in Yemeni capitalArab coalition warplanes struck military sites in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Monday, residents said, as a two-day ceasefire that was marred by heavy fighting entered its final hours, Reuters reports.

The raids hit army bases on a mountain overlooking the city, and the force of the explosions shook buildings as it rippled through several city neighbourhoods, they said.

Sanaa is controlled by the Iran-allied Houthi movement, which still holds vast swathes of the country despite a nearly 20-month military campaign by the Saudi-led alliance aimed at restoring Yemen's exiled government.

A 48-hour ceasefire announced by Saudi Arabia which largely failed to halt nationwide combat is set to expire at noon on Monday.

The violence casts into doubt a U.N. peace proposal for the Houthis to quit main cities and Yemen's warring factions to form a national unity government.
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