Yemen conflict: UN-brokered three-day ceasefire begins

Yemen conflict: UN-brokered three-day ceasefire begins
 

A three-day ceasefire brokered by the UN has officially begun in war-ravaged Yemen.
The truce went into effect a minute before midnight local time, just hours after clashes were reported.
Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi's forces - supported by a Saudi-led coalition - have been fighting Houthi rebels, who control Sanaa.
The UN hopes the break in fighting might lead to a resumption of peace talks between the two sides.
The coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, said in a statement it would respect the three-day truce provided its foes in Yemen's Iran-allied Houthi movement also complied.
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19 October 2016 in World News, Views: 53
Source: BBC
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