Al Jazeera: Saudi-led coalition begins 48-hour truce in Yemen
Deal reached that Saudi Arabia says could be extended if Houthi rebels adhere to it.
A Saudi Arabia-led coalition supporting Yemen's government against Houthi rebels has declared a 48-hour ceasefire that began on Saturday, according to local media.
"It has been decided to begin a 48-hour ceasefire from 12:00 noon in Yemen's timing (09:00 GMT) on Saturday," a coalition statement carried by Saudi Arabia's official SPA news agency said, adding that the truce could be renewed if Houthi fighters and their allies abided by it and allowed aid into besieged cities.
The coalition move came after a request for a ceasefire by Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, himself based in Riyadh, to Saudi King Salman, the statement said.
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Update #1: Saudi-led coalition calls 48-hour ceasefire in war-torn Yemen (CNN)
Update #2: Yemen truce strained by reports of air strikes and fighting (Reuters)
WNU Editor: Here is an easy prediction .... this truce is not going to last.