In the civil war, the country of Yemen has set up a fragile truce for the strategically important port city of Hudaida. It entered into force on Tuesday midnight local time (Monday, 22 Uhr German time) in force. According to Arab media reports, the first settled not by independent review, was to respect the cease-fire until Tuesday morning largely, however, had been heard in the night repeated machine-gun fire and sporadic shootouts.
to cast Directly to the entry into force of the ceasefire, the warring parties in the media, the disregard of the agreement to report each other. A scarce hours after the official start of the ceasefire, it was in the channel Al-Arabiya that "tense calm" prevails. The station Al-Jazeera reported on Tuesday morning, the fighting had died down.
the government and Houthi rebels had agreed on the last Thursday in their talks under UN mediation in Sweden to a ceasefire. Originally, the fire break should occur early in the night to Friday. They proved to be brittle, the fighting in the city continued.
Later, the official beginning of the ceasefire has been postponed to Tuesday 00: 00 (local time). The agreement is valid for the of the rebel-controlled Houdaida and the local port, via the the bulk of the humanitarian aid for Yemen from entering the country.daily mirror tomorrow location Free
the government order troops, had tried for months to capture it. They are supported with air strikes from an international coalition, headed by Saudi Arabia. The government and its allies only limited ships with goods across the Red sea to Houdaida.
In a next step is now to contact a Committee, which is coordinated under UN chairmanship the withdrawal of troops of both sides. Within three weeks should pull this from Hudaida.
UN mediator Martin Griffiths had called on the parties to the conflict on Sunday to keep to the agreement. With the truce, the hope for a relaxation of the dramatic humanitarian situation in the desperately poor country on the Arabian Peninsula.More about
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In Yemen, there is suffering, there since 2014 a war between Saudi Arabia and other Arab States supported the forces of President Abd Rabbo Mansur Hadi and the Shiite Houthi rebels, which Iran is. According to the UN, among them thousands of civilians were killed in the civil war, more than 10,000 people. Millions of people are starving, 250 000 threatened by starvation. In the country the worst humanitarian crisis according to the UN, worldwide. (AFP, dpa)