Yemen's army in ceasefire with Amran's Houthis

A ceasefire has been reached between the Yemeni army and Shiite Houthi militants in the northern Amran province

Yemen's army in ceasefire with Amran's Houthis

World Bulletin/News Desk

A ceasefire has been reached between the Yemeni army and Shiite Houthi militants in the northern Amran province, an official said Saturday.

"A presidential panel has managed to commit the two parties to the ceasefire starting from 1:00am on Saturday," panel head Qaed al-Ansi was quoted as saying by the 26 Sept. news website.

Al-Ansi, however, did not specify the measures that would be taken by his committee in case of any violations of the ceasefire.

Amran was the site of clashes between army troops and Houthi militants. Houthis also clashed with local tribes at the entrance to the province.

Yemen has been dogged by turmoil since pro-democracy protests in 2011 forced autocratic president Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down after 33 years in power.

In the three years since, authorities have struggled to restore law and order.

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