Yemen’s Houthis start redeployment in Hodeidah as part of U.N. deal

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Published on December 29, 2018 - Duration: 00:55s

Yemen’s Houthis start redeployment in Hodeidah as part of U.N. deal

Yemen's Houthi forces have started to redeploy from the port of the Red Sea city of Hodeidah as part of a U.N.-sponsored peace agreement signed in Sweden earlier this month, a U.N.

Source and a spokesman for the group said on Saturday (December 29).

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Yemen’s Houthis start redeployment in Hodeidah as part of U.N. deal

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Yemen's Houthi forces have started to redeploy from the port of the Red Sea city of Hodeidah as part of a U.N.-sponsored peace agreement signed in Sweden earlier this month, a U.N.

Source and a spokesman for the group said on Saturday (December 29).

The United Nations advance team charged with monitoring the ceasefire, headed by retired Dutch general Patrick Cammaert, was present at the port when the Houthi fighters withdrew.

The U.N.

Said Cammaert's team will not be uniformed or armed, but it will provide support for the management of and inspections at the ports and strengthen the U.N.

Presence in the city.

The withdrawal of Iranian-aligned Houthis from the province's three ports of Hodeidah, Salif and Rass Issa is intended to be the first step in the implementation of the agreement, to be followed by both sides pulling their forces out of the city and the surrounding province.

It is still unclear how far they will withdraw and who will control the three ports and the city, or if the two sides will share control with U.N.

Monitors positioned between the two fronts.

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