Yemen's Ahmar group agrees to abide by truce

By REUTERS
June 5, 2011 19:21

 
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SANAA - The Ahmar group, leader of Yemen's Hashed tribal federation that has been locked in battle against troops loyal to Yemeni Presdident Ali Abdullah Saleh, has agreed to abide by a day-old truce, the opposition said on Sunday.

Acting President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who took over after Saleh was wounded in an attack two days ago, had asked the powerful tribal federation to agree to a ceasefire aimed at stopping deadly street fighting in the capital of Sanaa.

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