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Yemen: Peace opportunity undermined by ‘fragmented’ conflict

The deal signed between the Houthis and the government of President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Stockholm in December remains at the centre of diplomatic efforts to resolve the Yemen war, but there are considerable doubts over the willingness of the warring parties to honour their commitments. At the same time, there are warnings that the peace accord – the most significant element of which is designed to prevent a potentially devastating battle for the city of Hodeidah – will do nothing to bring fighting in other parts of the country to an end.

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