Yemen ceasefire takes effect, interior minister says

A ceasefire has gone into effect in the Yemeni capital Sanaa after hours of fighting between the army and Houthi militiamen, the state news agency Saba quoted Interior Minister Jalal al-Roweishan as saying on Monday. The agency also reported an unidentified government official as saying a meeting of representatives from the government and the Shi’ite Muslim armed Houthi movement had agreed to enforce a ceasefire and had set up committees to monitor the truce. Residents reported that intense artillery and gun battles the erupted earlier in the day appeared to have tailed off.



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