June 5, 2011 / 4:11 PM / 9 years ago

Yemen's Ahmar group agrees to abide by truce-opposition

SANAA, June 5 (Reuters) - The Ahmar group, leader of Yemen’s Hashed tribal federation that has been locked in battle against troops loyal to Yemeni Presdident Ali Abdullah Saleh, has agreed to abide by a day-old truce, the opposition said on Sunday.

Acting President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who took over after Saleh was wounded in an attack two days ago, had asked the powerful tribal federation to agree to a ceasefire aimed at stopping deadly street fighting in the capital of Sanaa.

Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari; writing by Reed Stevenson; Editing by Andrew Hammond

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