International aid agencies have been caught off guard by the extent of the suffering in a northern pocket of the war-torn country.
These would be the first exercises of their kind since the coalition's intervention in the Yemeni civil war in 2015.
At least 50,000 are expected to die as indirect casualties this year, and nearly 400,000 will need treatment for acute malnutrition. Meanwhile, aid groups are being actively interfered with.
Saudi Arabia’s decision to end its bombing campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen was called into doubt when a new airstrike hit the southern city of Aden just hours after the announcement. Another airstrike occurred in Taiz.
Wahhabi Saudi Arabia has launched an all out political offensive against the Shiite Houthi rebels who have taken over the north of the country.
The fall of the Yemeni government to radical Zaidi tribesmen from Saadah in the north has gone relatively unremarked upon in the U.S. mass media.