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Sporadic clashes hit Yemen ahead of midnight cease-fire

A Yemeni fighter loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi looks at smoke rising in the distance in the Sirwah area, in Marib province, on April 10, 2016, during clashes with Shiite Huthi rebels. Sporadic fighting gripped parts of Yemen hours before a UN-brokered ceasefire aimed at laying the groundwork for upcoming peace talks was due to take effect. / AFP / NABIL HASSAN

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on April 11, 2016, on page 4.

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