FILE PHOTO: Yemeni army soldiers secure the site of a funeral for a Yemeni army officer killed in the southern province of Abyan in clashes with UAE-backed southern separatist forces, in Marib, Yemen, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Ali Owidha/File Photo
RIYADH - 24 April 2020: The Arab Coalition on Friday said it was extending a unilateral ceasefire in Yemen by one month to support efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, Al Arabiya reported.
A two-week ceasefire announced by the coalition that is battling the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen expired on Thursday without leading to a permanent truce.
“The coalition’s command reaffirms that there is still an opportunity to focus all efforts in order to achieve a comprehensive and permanent ceasefire,” coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said.