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A Quiet Night In Yemen’s Capital Sana’a

National Yemen

Sana’a on the days of Saudi Air strikes

Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, was calm overnight and into Wednesday morning after Saudi Arabia declared an end to its month-long airstrikes targeting Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels and their allies, a campaign that has claimed hundreds of lives and pushed the impoverished Arab country deeper into chaos.

For the residents, it was the quietest night in almost four weeks, with no massive explosions or new scenes of devastation to wake up to. The rebels, known as Houthis, called for a massive rally, urging supporters over their Al-Masirah TV network to take to the streets of Sana’a later Wednesday to mark the end of the bombardment and to denounce the Saudi “aggression.”