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Congress inches closer to pulling US out of Yemen war

Congress is looking to must-pass spending bills to force President Donald Trump’s hand on Yemen.
Destroyed car is seen between rubble as Red Crescent medics inspect the site of Saudi-led air strikes on a Houthi detention centre in Dhamar, Yemen, September 1, 2019.  REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi - RC15DB729000

The rapidly escalating fight between Yemen’s Saudi-supported government and the United Arab Emirates-backed southern separatists has renewed Congress’ determination to buck President Donald Trump and pull the United States out of the war.

Trump’s allies in the Republican-held Senate failed to stop Democrats from adding an amendment to curtail US support for the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthi rebels when the Appropriations Committee advanced its annual defense spending bill 16-15 today.

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