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Yemeni Govt, Houthi rebels agree to withdraw forces from Hodeidah
February 18, 2019

In Yemen, government and Houthi rebels have agreed on first phase of withdrawal of forces from Hodeidah city under a deal brokered by the United Nations.

According to a UN Statement, following two days of talks in Hodeidah, the two sides also agreed in principle on the second phase of redeployment.

The redeployment from Hodeidah is a critical part of a ceasefire deal reached in December in Sweden that calls on the government and Houthi rebels to move forces away from ports and parts of the city.