After Saudi Arabia announces end of Yemen airstrikes, Shiite rebels call for mass rally

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Yemen's Shiite rebels have called for a massive rally in the capital, Sanaa, to mark the end of the month-long Saudi-led airstrikes campaign.

The rebel-held Al-Masirah TV network urged supporters to take to the streets Wednesday, a day after Saudi Arabia announced an end to its coalition's campaign.

The U.S.-backed airstrikes were launched on March 26 to target the rebels known as Houthis and their allies, and halt their power grab. The Iran-backed rebels have taken Sanaa and much of northern Yemen.

The campaign has claimed hundreds of lives and pushed impoverished Yemen deeper into chaos.

On Tuesday, the kingdom declared an end to the coalition's "Decisive Storm" air campaign against the Houthis and announced the start of a more limited military campaign aimed at preventing the rebels from operating.