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Yemen: Clashes in Al-Hudaydah Ahead of UN Truce Team Meeting
Sporadic clashes erupted Wednesday in Yemen's flashpoint city of al-Hudaydah as a UN-led truce monitoring team was scheduled to convene for the first time.
In further details, government forces and the Ansarullah revolutionaries exchanged gunfire.
The sound of heavy artillery could be heard to the east of the Red Sea city, with clashes stopping after a few hours.
The truce in al-Hudaydah and its surroundings went into effect on Dec. 18 but has remained shaky, with the two sides accusing each other of violations.
Retired Dutch general Patrick Cammaert – who arrived in al-Hudaydah Sunday – is heading a joint committee including members of the government and the Ansarullah to monitor the truce.
According to the United Nations, Cammaert will chair a meeting of the joint committee on Wednesday.
Yemen's warring parties agreed on the ceasefire to halt a devastating offensive by government forces and the coalition against al-Hudaydah at peace talks in Sweden this month.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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