Houthi fighters (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
DUBAI — A ceasefire has been agreed after a morning of artillery and gunbattles between army troops and Houthi fighters in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Monday, an official of the Shi’ite Muslim movement said. State television also reported a ceasefire.
President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi would meet a number of his advisers including Houthi officials to discuss political and constitutional issues, the Houthi official, Ali al-Imad, told Reuters.
(Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari and Yara Bayoumy, Writing by William Maclean; Editing by Janet Lawrence)
Houthi militia stop cars at a checkpoint in Sana’a. They are believed to be fighting government troops near the presidential palace. Photograph: AbdulrahmanHwais/EPA