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Reuters: Yemen truce broadly holds, but reports of violations

A five-day truce in Yemen appeared to be broadly holding on Wednesday, despite reports of air strikes overnight by Saudi-led forces and continued military activity by the country's dominant Iranian-allied Houthi group.

Witnesses in the southwestern city of Abyan said warplanes had hit positions there after the Houthi seized the area following the start late on Tuesday of the ceasefire, which is intended to ward off a humanitarian catastrophe.

Residents of the southern provinces of Shabwa and Lahj, which have witnessed heavy ground clashes between local militiamen and the Houthis, also reported air strikes overnight.

Yemen War News Updates -- May 13, 2015

Yemen Cease-Fire Strained -- AP
As Yemen Truce Begins, Saudi Arabia, Rebels Claim Violations -- WSJ
Yemen experiences sporadic violence despite ceasefire -- Deutsche Welle
An airstrike and clashes strain Yemen's cease-fire - L.A. Times
Yemen: More violence ahead of humanitarian pause -- CNN
A Cease-Fire in Yemen, but Fighting Is Persistent -- NYT
Yemen conflict: Aid effort begins as truce takes hold -- BBC
UN Welcomes Halt in Yemen Fighting, Urges Peace Talks -- VOA
Yemen: UN welcomes ceasefire as ‘lifesaving’ humanitarian relief begins to arrive -- UN News Centre
Aid flows in Yemen as ceasefire takes hold -- AFP

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