Yemen truce to begin Tuesday along with Swiss talks

Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resistance Committees, supporting forces loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, hold a position in the area of Sirwa on December 14, 2015The Saudi-led coalition said Monday that a ceasefire in Yemen will begin the following morning instead of at midnight as earlier announced, as warring parties prepared for UN-brokered peace talks in Switzerland. The coalition which launched an air campaign against Iran-backed rebels in March said the ceasefire will begin at 0900 GMT following a request by Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, but it warned that it “reserves the right to respond in case of any violation”. Hadi has declared his government’s intention to have a 7-day truce to coincide with talks opening in Switzerland and to be “renewed automatically if the other party commits to it,” the statement said.

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