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Yemeni citizens anxious as truce set to expire

The cease-fire has bestowed a massive relief on millions of Yemeni citizens, who fear a return to conflict.
Yemeni demonstrators protest demanding the end of a yearslong blockade of the area imposed by the Houthi rebels on the country's third-largest city of Taez, Yemen, July 26, 2022.

Quiet time is running out in Yemen as the UN-sponsored truce is about to expire. The four-month respite from the war began April 2. Aug. 2 is the deadline. Renewed strife or another cease-fire extension will follow. It is a tense moment for millions of people nationwide.

The catastrophic war began in 2015, and the first truce was declared in April this year, thanks to the United Nations and US diplomatic efforts. The cease-fire has provided massive relief to millions of citizens, but grief will strike them all should diplomacy fail to bring a new truce extension.

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