Rival fighters in Yemen agree on ceasefire

Yemeni state news agency cited U.N. envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, as saying a ceasefire was agreed upon in the town of Damaj.

Rival fighters in Yemen agree on ceasefire

World Bulletin / News Desk

Yemeni rival fighters agreed to a ceasefire on Monday after days of clashes in a northern town killed at least 100 people.

Yemeni state news agency Saba cited U.N. envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, as saying a ceasefire was agreed upon in the town of Damaj. A Red Cross delegation managed to enter the town to treat and evacuate those wounded in the fighting.

Clashes broke out on Wednesday when Houthi fighters, who control much of Saada province on the border with Saudi Arabia, accused Salafi rivals in Damaj of recruiting thousands of foreign fighters to prepare to attack them.

Surour al-Wadi'i, a Salafi spokesman, said the death toll, which according to a Reuters count had reached 58 on Sunday, had risen sharply after heavy shelling on Damaj overnight.

Last Mod: 04 Kasım 2013, 16:09
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