The UN has warned that thousands of people have been trapped by the fighting.
The decision by the U.S.to pull out also comes amid outrage by US lawmakers from both political parties over the October 2 killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
"We have decided that, in the current situation, no new licences are to be granted for exports of defence-related products or dual-use items for military use to Saudi Arabia", Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide said in a statement. Turkey says Khashoggi was strangled and dismembered at the consulate in Istanbul by a 15-member assassination squad, including agents close to the prince.
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Senator Chris Murphy emphasized that the Trump administration should cut off all forms of support for the Saudi-led coalition, not just refueling. The Post first reported the Trump administration's desire to end the refuelling.
"We have one clear demand and that is a complete halt to Saudi airstrikes", said one Houthi official who spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media.
Anti-war groups hailed the decision as a victory and called for the U.S.to go further in halting support for the campaign.
"As a result, in consultation with the United States, the coalition has requested cessation of inflight refueling support for its operations in Yemen".
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"It's clear the administration is finally beginning to recognize that it faces insurmountable opposition to continuing to fuel the war in Yemen", Win Without War said in a statement. The US and United Kingdom have both been criticized for continuing to sell arms to the coalition despite their targeting of civilians and alleged war crimes.
"The US will also continue working with the coalition and Yemen to minimize civilian casualties and expand urgent humanitarian efforts throughout the country", he said in a statement. It said that the coalition, which relies heavily on air power, has killed scores of civilians in recent airstrikes, and rebels are responding with mortars in residential neighborhoods that cause indiscriminate casualties.
Critics of the Saudi campaign - including Democrats who won control of the House of Representatives in elections on Tuesday - have long questioned USA involvement in the war, which has killed more than 10,000 people, displaced more than 2 million and led to widespread starvation in Yemen since it began in 2015.
United States defense secretary Jim Mattis backed the decision and said the U.S. government was consulted.
In the last month, the UAE has mounted an all-out offensive to capture the critical Yemeni port of Hodeida.
As much as 80 percent of humanitarian supplies, fuel and commercial goods that Yemenis depend on are delivered through the port city.
According to experts, more than 22 million people in are in desperate need in what is already the Arab world's poorest country.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called for an immediate end to the military escalation in Yemen.