Warring Yemen sides begin truce, warn against violations




 
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Warring Yemen sides begin truce, warn against violations
 
April 11th, 2016  
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Warring Yemen sides begin truce, warn against violations
By Mohammed Ghobari and Sylvia Westall CAIRO/DUBAI (Reuters) - Rival sides in Yemen's year-long conflict began a tentative truce overnight on Sunday saying they were committed to the halt in hostilities despite pockets of deadly fighting in the hours leading up to it. The conflict between the Yemeni government, backed by Saudi Arabia, and its Houthi rebel enemies has killed more than 6,200 people and triggered a humanitarian crisis in one of the Arab world's poorest countries. "But if there is any violation of this ceasefire, we will have the right to retaliate, to assess the situation at that time and take whatever steps are necessary to stop these violations," Brigadier-General Ahmed al-Asiri said by telephone.




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