Yemen’s Ministry of Interior announced that a ceasefire has taken place in Aden on Tuesday.
“The military and security forces that were deployed in the streets of the capital Aden returned to their camps and barracks,” they said through the ministry’s official website.
“Life is back to normal in various districts and regions that have been tense because of the spread of military forces, and armed factions have disappeared,” they added.
The ceasefire came following a call from the Arab Coalition and Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur for an immediate halt to the battles in Yemen’s interim capital of Aden where heavy fighting has erupted between government troops and the southern separatists.
“The coalition renews its call to all parties to ceasefire immediately and end all forms of armed conflict,” the coalition said in a statement cited by the Saudi SPA agency.
“The coalition affirms that it will take all necessary measures to restore security and stability in Aden,” the statement said.
The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) said late Monday that at least 36 people have been killed and 185 others wounded in two days of fighting in Aden.
Fighting intensified on Monday after the warring sides began using tank and artillery firepower as the port city remained paralyzed.
Separatists’ forces late Monday advanced on the presidential palace and captured two military camps near Aden international airport, security sources told Agence France-Presse.