Arab coalition declares 48-hour Yemen truce

Tribesman from the Popular Resistance Committee, supporting forces loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, holds a position in TaezA Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen’s government against Iran-backed rebels declared a 48-hour ceasefire to begin in Yemen Saturday, it said in a statement on the kingdom’s SPA news agency website. “It has been decided to begin a 48-hour ceasefire from 12:00 noon in Yemen’s timing (0900 GMT) on Saturday,” the coalition statement said, adding that the truce could be renewed if the Huthi rebels and their allies abide by the deal and allow aid deliveries to besieged cities. The coalition announcement followed a request for a ceasefire by Yemen’s President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi — himself based in Riyadh — to Saudi King Salman, the statement said.

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