U.N envoy to country announces resignation on Facebook

The UN peace envoy reportedly resigned after losing support from Gulf countries for his mission in the conflict-riven Yemen.

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The United Nations envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar has resigned.

Reuters reports that Benomar announced his resignation on Wednesday via a statement on his official Facebook page.

Gulf countries accuse Benomar of having been duped by the Houthis who held peace talks while the group pressed their offensive for more territory. This is according to Sky News.

Benomar, who is a veteran Moroccan diplomat, helped broker a 2011 transition plan in Yemen which unraveled and culminated in 3 weeks of a Saudi-led bombing campaign against Iran-allied Houthi rebels.

Over 700 people have died in the recent upsurge of fighting between Houthi rebels and forces loyal to Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. Over 2,700 have also been wounded in the unrest.

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