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Yemen offers cease-fire to Shi'ite rebels
09/19/2009
Yemen offers cease-fire
The Yemeni government offered on Saturday a new conditional cease-fire, the second this month, to end fighting with Shi'ite rebels in the north of the country. The early morning announcement stated the cease-fire would take effect at midday, just a day before the Muslims' Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. The rebels said they were considering the offer. The move comes after international calls to implement a cease-fire to allow medical and food supplies to reach the civilians caught up in the fighting. On September 4, a cease-fire was offered, but the fighting resumed hours later.
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