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War in Yemen: the conflict parties have agreed to Troop withdrawals

First progress in negotiations between the Huthi rebels and the government of the Yemen: the opponents of The war to the withdrawal of its troops from the port city of Hodeida. The UN praised the step.

representatives of the Yemeni government and the Shiite Houthi rebels have agreed on the first Phase of a troop withdrawal from the port city of Hodeida, and two other ports. It was a significant progress, said the UN.

The talks were "lengthy, but constructive". After two days of talks, both sides have, in principle, also on the second Phase agreed. The withdrawal of the fighters of both parties to the conflict from the port city of Hodeida is a Central point in December agreed on a ceasefire.

The ports are for the supply of the population is important

Several deadlines to pull out of Hodeida and the ports Saleef and Ras Issa, as well as the city passed by to share with humanitarian agencies, however. Through the ports, much of the aid to the starving population comes into the country. In Yemen, a war between Saudi Arabia and other Arab States supported the forces of President Abd Rabbo Mansur Hadi and the Houthi-for 2015, the rebels, behind which Iran is.

According to the UN, have been killed in the conflict already more than 10,000 people, among them thousands of civilians. Non-governmental organizations speak of a far higher number of deaths. In the country the worst humanitarian crisis according to the UN, worldwide.

Atlas |USA |New York

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