Army cuts strategic Aleppo road despite truce

Syrian government troops have made major advances in Aleppo despite a three day ceasefire announced by Damascus, cutting off the only road in and out of rebel-held areas of the city. Pro-government troops advanced to within 1km of the strategic Castello Road on Thursday, putting it within range of light[…]

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Yemeni truce begins amid reports of clashes

Rival sides in Yemen’s year-long conflict began a tentative truce overnight on Sunday, saying they were committed to the halt in hostilities despite pockets of fighting in the hours leading up to it. The conflict between the Yemeni army and the rival Houthi rebels has killed more than 6,200 people[…]

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Yemen truce starts as warring sides meet

A ceasefire has taken effect in Yemen after more than a year of fighting between government forces and Houthi rebels in which thousands of people were killed. Fighting raged on Tuesday shortly before the 09:00 GMT start of the ceasefire, which was called by the Saudi-led coalition battling the Iran-backed[…]

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Yemen truce pushed to Tuesday

The Saudi-led coalition said on Monday that a ceasefire in Yemen would begin the following morning instead of at midnight as earlier announced, as warring parties prepared for talks in Switzerland. The coalition said the truce would begin at 0900 GMT following a request by Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour[…]

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Temporary truce begins in four Syrian towns

A new temporary truce has begun between pro-government and opposition forces in four Syrian towns, a group that monitors the Syrian conflict has reported. Sunday’s ceasefire began in the rebel-held towns of Zabadani and Madaya outside the capital, Damascus, and the regime-held Shia villages of Fouaa and Kafraya in the[…]

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Yemen clashes reported despite truce

Clashes in Yemen are reportedly continuing despite a fragile five-day truce declared by the pro-government Arab-led coalition coming into effect. At least 10 Houthi rebels were killed after their vehicles were targeted by an explosion in Zinjibar in Abyan province minutes before the truce took hold on Sunday before midnight,[…]

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Truce brings temporary calm to Manenberg

After many efforts by the community activist within the Manenberg Safety Forum, rival gangs in the area have agreed to halt all gang shootings. A meeting at the weekend resulted in a verbal agreement with gang leaders from the Clever Kids, Hard Livings, Americans and Dixie Boys, to restore peace[…]

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Manenberg truce hopes to bring temporary calm

The lives of learners in Manenberg have been severely disrupted during the year end examinations, with some having to study through constant gunfire night and day. The daily gun battles have led community leaders to negotiate a current truce, which they hope will remain in tact until the New Year.[…]

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