A man stands amidst the rubble on December 17, 2018, at a factory damaged during fighting and air strikes in Hodeida, as clashes recently raged between Yemeni Saudi-backed government forces and Iran-aligned Houthis. AFP / STRINGER
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A cease-fire in Yemen's battleground port city of Hodeida and its surroundings went into effect at midnight Monday local time, after renewed fighting threatened the hard-won accord struck in Sweden.At least 29 fighters, including 22 Houthi rebels, were killed Saturday night in Hodeida province, a pro-government military source said.Two Hodeida residents reached by telephone said that they could hear intermittent clashes to the east and south of the city Monday. The truce is supposed to be followed by the withdrawal of fighters from Hodeida.
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