Saudi-led coalition says no extension to 48-hour Yemen truce

SANAA, Yemen (AP) " The spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen's Shiite rebels says there will be no extension to the 48-hour cease-fire, which neither of the two warring sides observed.

Gen. Ahmed al-Assiri told the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya network on Monday that the cease-fire won't be extended. The coalition had declared the truce on Saturday.

Fighting has not stopped along any of Yemen's front lines. Clashes have been especially intense in the war-torn western city of Taiz, where the rebels known as Houthis and their allies have been besieging forces loyal to the internationally-recognized government of President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi, which is supported by the coalition, for about a year.

The coalition resumed airstrikes on Monday the capital, Saana, the eastern cities of Marib and Jouf and the northern border area of Medi.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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