Mediators on Saturday reached an accord between a opposition tribal chief and government forces over withdrawal of armed men from a Sanaa district, a close aide to the chief said. Under the terms of the agreement which comes into effect from Sunday at 0530 GMT, supporters of the tribal chief Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar "will withdraw from public buildings they control" in Sanaa, AFP reported.
"The agreement states to end all forms of military presence" in Al-Hasaba, the northern neighbourhood of Sanaa, and "normalize the situation in this neighbourhood," a mediator said. The agreement was mediated after a truce came into effect on Friday in the bloody fighting, which left 68 dead.
Ahmar himself said on Friday that a truce was in effect in the capital.