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Clashes erupt in Yemen hours before planned truce

Fighting broke out north of Yemen's capital and in the center of the country on Sunday, killing more than 20 people, hours before a planned halt to the fighting aimed at facilitating talks to end the year-long war.
Yemen's government and its Iran-allied Houthi enemies are supposed to implement the UN-backed "cessation of hostilities" from midnight before peace negotiations begin in Kuwait on April 18.
The United Nations hopes this will lead to a more concrete, formal ceasefire with peace-building steps.
The war has killed more than 6,200 people, drawn in rival regional powers Saudi Arabia and Iran and tipped one of the Arab world's poorest countries into a humanitarian crisis.
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