SANAA, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) — An Omani delegation arrived in the Houthi militia-held capital Sanaa on Tuesday to mediate the renewal of a UN-proposed truce between the Houthi militia and the Yemeni government.
The delegation was scheduled to hold meetings with top Houthi leaders, Houthi-run al-Masirah TV reported.
Oman, which borders both Yemen and Saudi Arabia, has been actively engaged in brokering a truce between the Houthi rebels and the Yemeni government that is supported by Saudi Arabia.
This was the second visit by the Omani delegation in less than a month.
In October 2022, the Yemeni government and the Houthi militia failed to extend a six-month national truce, raising concerns about the return of violent conflicts to the Arab country.
The civil war erupted in Yemen in late 2014 when the Iran-backed Houthi militia seized control of some northern cities and forced the Saudi-backed Yemeni government out of the capital Sanaa.
The war has killed tens of thousands of Yemenis, displaced 4 million, and pushed the country to the brink of famine. ■