Yemeni gov't-STC ceasefire starts Sunday in Abyan

Abyan (Debriefer)
2020-05-25 | Since 1 Year

A mediation committee on Sunday successfully crafted a ceasefire between the Yemeni internationally-recognized government and the Emirati-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) in the southern governorate of Abyan.
The deal comes after ten days of fierce fighting during which the government forces made a relative advance and seized some of STC barracks.
The ceasefire deal comes into effect as of the first day of Eid al-Fitr for renewable three-day period of time, a military source said.
Under the deal, civilians would be allowed to travel from flashpoint areas between the two cities of Shoqra and Zinjobar, west of Abyan.
On 26 April, the STC announced state of emergency and self-government in Aden and other southern provinces under its control, a move dismissed by the official government as a rebellion against its legitimacy and the Riyadh Agreement.

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