Truce accord reached in Sana'a

Published May 29th, 2011 - 05:44 GMT
Armed man in Yemen
Armed man in Yemen

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.


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