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Reuters: Raids hit Yemen capital, Iran sends cargo ship

Saudi-led air strikes hit the rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa on Tuesday hours before a five-day humanitarian truce was set to begin, and Washington cautioned against "provocative actions" after Iran dispatched a cargo ship to Yemen.

The United States said it was tracking Iranian warships accompanying the vessel bound for the port of Hodaida, and urged Iran instead to use a U.N. distribution hub in Djibouti to provide help to people in the war-damaged Arabian Peninsula country.

"We're certainly tracking this convoy closely," U.S. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke told a daily briefing. "We would discourage any provocative actions."


Yemen War News Updates -- May 12, 2015

Yemen cease-fire starts between Saudi-led coalition, rebels -- AP
Airstrikes target Yemen’s capital just hours ahead of planned cease-fire -- Washington Post
Yemen conflict: Strikes rock Sanaa ahead of ceasefire -- BBC
Yemen: More violence ahead of proposed humanitarian pause -- CNN
Yemen Cease-fire to Begin Late Tuesday -- VOA
Yemeni cities bombed as ceasefire grows closer -- UPI
Scores killed in arms-depot blasts in Yemen's Sanaa -- Al Jazeera
Arab air strike on Yemeni capital on Monday killed 90: Yemen state agency -- Reuters
Saudi-led air strikes target Yemen rebels before start of ceasefire -- The Guardian
Violence Escalates in Yemen as Ceasefire Set to Begin -- VICE News
Saudi Arabia assembles 'massive force' on Yemen border -- Al Jazeera
UN envoy arrives in Yemen ahead of a five-day truce -- Deutsche Welle
UN envoy in Yemen as ceasefire nears -- AFP
Despite leading war in Yemen, Saudi Arabia mostly untouched -- AP

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