A fragile calm has taken hold in Yemen’s western city of Hodeidah, just hours after a UN-brokered ceasefire deal between Houthi fighters and forces loyal to the government came into effect.
Representatives of the Houthi movement and the Saudi-UAE-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi agreed on Thursday to pull back their fighters to allow the deployment of UN-supervised neutral forces and the establishment of humanitarian corridors.
Residents in the city told Al Jazeera that fighting had subsided by 12:00 GMT on Tuesday, despite the sound of sporadic gunfire ringing out in parts of the city.
Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Jamjoom reports.
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