Yemen’s Ansar Allah and the Saudi-backed ‘Yemeni government’ have set up joint observation posts as part of de-escalation efforts in the port city of Hodeidah, the United Nations said on October 23 welcoming the move.
“This step forward will enhance de-escalation in flashpoint areas and save lives,” Martin Griffiths, the UN’s envoy for Yemen wrote on Twitter.
He noted that the establishment of observation posts and the deployment of liason officers, were positive moves.
The ceasefire in al-Hudaydah is a result of the inability of Saudi-led forces to deliver a decisive blow to Ansar Allah and achieve a military victory in the conflict, or at least capture the city.
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