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UN: 72-hour ceasefire in Yemen starts Wednesday night

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 1:57
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DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. October 18, 2016, 11:46 AM (IDT)

The UN envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed Tuesday announced a 72-hour ceasefire in Yemen, after he received commitments from all of the country’s warring factions. The cessation of hostilities is to begin before Wednesday midnight and may be renewed after the initial three-day period, the UN said.

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