UN envoy makes first trip to Yemen capital after truce

UN special envoy Hans Grundberg started his first visit to Yemen’s rebel-held capital Monday, following an April 2 ceasefire that the country’s warring parties have accused each other of violating.

The Swedish diplomat is scheduled to meet Huthi rebel officials during his first Sanaa visit since taking office in September.

The Iran-backed Huthi insurgents took control of Sanaa in 2014, prompting a Saudi-led coalition’s military intervention the following year and triggering what the United Nations calls the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

The two-month ceasefire declared at the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has largely held.

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