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Rebels reportedly pull back in Yemen

– Our forces began yesterday evening to withdraw from the port of Hodeidah, as agreed in Sweden, " says a Huthi-spokesperson to a rebellkontrollerad tv channel.

If the reports are true, it does so in line with the settlement that came to at the talks in Rimbo, north of Stockholm in the beginning of december between the Huthirebellerna and the saudiskstödda the government. Where did the parties, on the one hand, a fire in the port city of, on the one hand, both sides should pull back their forces.

the greater part of the Hodeidah and the important port, but now have begun to stir. There are no data on even the forces of the state, which has control over certain parts of the city, doing the same thing. A spokesperson for the regeringssidan stated that it required time to verify if the rebels really moved on, or if they just replace the forces.

the Ceasefire that began on 18 december has been fragile and there have been reports of continued strife, as both sides have blamed each other for. In addition to the ceasefire to the rebels under the agreement to withdraw from the three ports in the area, and it should then be followed by forces from both sides leaving the city and the province.

arrived at the Hodeidah in the week, led by retired Dutch general Patrick Cammaert. The united nations shall not contribute with the armed forces, but to support the monitoring of the details of the agreement from Sweden followed.

On January 1, the parties shall present a detailed plan for the Cammaert of how the disengagement will go to.

the Settlement in Sweden was a breakthrough in the attempts to get to peace in war-torn Yemen. The meeting was meant to pave the way for further talks on a broader ceasefire and a framework for political negotiations.

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