A shoemaker takes a nap at the old market during the second day of a 48-hour cease-fire in Sanaa. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi
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Sporadic fighting shook parts of Yemen Sunday as the Arab-led coalition battling Iran-backed rebels warned that a fragile U.S.-brokered cease-fire would not be extended unless violations ended. Aid agencies have pleaded for unhindered humanitarian access in Yemen to allow the delivery of life-supplies to civilians reeling from a conflict that has left thousands dead.The 48-hour cease-fire began Saturday following an intervention by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry who met Houthi rebel representatives in Oman and urged President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi's government to sign up.Rebel rocket fire wounded six civilians, including four children, in the center of Taiz Sunday evening, according to several sources.Gen. Ahmed Asiri accused the insurgents of 180 violations in the first 10 hours of the cease-fire which began at midday Saturday.Gen. Sharaf Luqman, said Saturday that they would also abide by the truce.
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