The leader of Yemen's Houthi movement confirmed Sunday his group will battle the Saudi-led military operation until the end.
“Our Yemeni people will never give in,” Abdelmalik al-Houthi – leader of the movement – said in an television address on Sunday, which marked the 25th day of the Saudi-led air strikes.
The announcement comes after, last week, former Yemeni dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh claimed he could broker a deal that would see the Houthis surrender.
The Saudi-led coalition claims it has already destroyed 80 percent of the Houthis' weapons storage facilities, however reports indicate the Houthis continue to control most of the country and have made advances.
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At least 60 people died Sunday, in fierce battles between the Houthis and militias loyal to President Abd Mansour Hadi.
The Houthis are trying to secure control of the city of Aden – a pro-Hadi stronghold – and Ta'az, Yemen's third largest city.
Local reports claim the Saudi airstrikes destroyed a presidential palace in Ta'az on Sunday afternoon, and the Iranian Fars news agency reported the airstrikes included toxic gas bombs.
Several media have reported that Yemen is running out of food. The humanitarian crisis has prompted the Saudi kingdom to donate US$ 274 million to help alleviate the situation. However, the delivery of humanitarian aid has not begun.