People ride motorbikes near the al-Shaab (People's) Park in the Red Sea city of Hodeidah, Yemen December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad
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An uneasy calm returned to the battleground Yemeni city of Hodeida Thursday after further overnight skirmishes, as the warring parties await the promised deployment of U.N. staff to oversee a hard-won but fragile truce. The cease-fire in the Red Sea port city, which is a vital aid lifeline for millions at risk of starvation, is the centerpiece of a peace push that is seen as the best chance yet of ending four years of devastating conflict.Military officials and residents have reported intermittent fighting between Saudi-backed government forces and Houthi rebels since the U.N.-brokered cease-fire came into effect in the city and its surroundings Tuesday. The coalition said Wednesday that the hard-won cease-fire agreement will collapse if rebel violations persist and the U.N. does not intervene.
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