Rebels And Government Forces Clash In Yemen

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Agence France Presse is reporting that a ceasefire is taking effect in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, after rebels and government troops engaged in heavy gunfire and shelling this morning that left several people dead.

The Yemeni government and Houthi rebels have been accusing each other of failing to adhere to a United Nations peace deal calling for a new national unity government.

Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, whose leaders claim to have directed the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, is based in Yemen.

BBC correspondent Nick Childs joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss the fighting in Yemen.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.


This segment aired on January 19, 2015.


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