Yemen groups start monitoring ceasefire

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Sana'a - Yemeni security officials say local committees tasked to monitor a week-old ceasefire between the internationally recognised government and Shi'ite rebels have agreed to begin their work on the ground in six front-lines.

The officials, from the two sides of the Yemeni civil war, say the committees agreed Saturday to monitor the cease-fire as of 14:00 local time.

The cease-fire had begun last Sunday ahead of peace talks due to begin next week in Kuwait. However, both sides have reported violations of the truce, particularly in the city of Taiz, which the rebels have besieged for nearly a year, and in the outskirts of the capital, Sana'a.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to talk to the media.

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