Yemen Warring Parties Agree To Two-Month Truce In Major Breakthrough

April 1, 2022

Author: 

Mohammed Ghobari and Alaa Swilam

Publication: 

Reuters

Related Country: 

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Yemen

The major factions in Yemen's civil war have agreed to a country-wide ceasefire for the first time since 2016. The agreement between the Saudi Arabian-led coalition and the Houthis will last for two months and facilitate fuel imports into Houthi-controlled areas. It also allows for some flights to leave Sana'a airport. The parties also agreed to discuss a prisoner swap and opening roads that have become impassable due to fighting. United Nations mediators helped broker the truce.