U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that peace talks between Yemen’s warring parties are likely to take place in early December in Sweden.
Western countries are pressing for a ceasefire and renewed peace efforts to end the more than three-year-long conflict, which is seen as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
A Saudi-led military coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015, backing government forces fighting the Iran-allied Houthi group. The Houthis now rule most of Yemen’s population, while the exiled government controls a section of the south.
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