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In Yemen, a UN planned ceasefire for seventy-two hours has come into effect to allow urgent humanitarian assistance reach the people in the areas affected by war.

Shortly after the truce began, the Saudi led coalition issued a statement saying it will abide by the ceasefire but continue an air and maritime embargo, to prevent weapons shipments to the rebels.

Meanwhile, less than an hour after the truce took effect, fighting continued, notably around the city of Taez.

by RP