BBC: Yemen conflict: Truce to start on Thursday, says UN envoy
A 72-hour truce in conflict-ravaged Yemen is set to begin on Thursday, the UN special envoy has announced.
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said he had received assurances from all Yemeni parties for such a move.
Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi's forces have been fighting Houthi rebels, who control the capital Sanaa.
Mr Ahmed's announcement follows international alarm over the deaths of 140 people in a Saudi airstrike which hit a funeral gathering in Sanaa.
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More News On A 72 Hour Ceasefire For Yemen Starting On Thursday
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Yemen to start 72-hour ceasefire, says UN special envoy -- The Guardian
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