Yemen’s Houthi rebels open road in Taiz Governorate

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Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Wednesday said they would “unilaterally” open a road in the Taiz Governorate the upcoming Islamic holiday of Eid Al-Adha. The Houthis’ Supreme Political Council (SPC) said in a meeting that the 50-60 road, described as a secondary route by Reuters’ Arabic service, was being opened to reduce suffering in the province. However, the Houthis have subjected the city of Taiz to a crushing blockade for years. The SPC also said the reopening of a separate main road, the Al-Hawban road, hinges on the “clearing out” of government troops from Taiz city, the Houthi-controlled Saba…

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