Yemen govt, militias agree on ceasefire: Officials
Yemeni officials say Shiite rebels and the internationally recognized government have agreed to begin a ceasefire for a week or two
Yemeni officials say Shiite militias and the internationally recognized government have agreed to begin a ceasefire for a week or two before their next round of negotiations.
The officials participated in talks on Sunday in Sanaa, the capital, between the rebels and UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed. They say talks are expected to restart next month.
The officials said Houthis militias have agreed to implement a UN security council resolution which requires them to hand over weapons and withdraw from territory, including Sanaa.
All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters.
Previous attempts to implement a ceasefire in Yemen have failed to take hold on the ground, with each side accusing the other of immediately violating the terms.
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