Rebels pull back from presidential palace after a deal

10:58 AM | 22 Jan, 2015
Rebels pull back from presidential palace after a deal
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SANAA (Web Desk) - Rebels in Yemen reached an accord with President Abdurabuh Mansur Hadi and will pull back from his palace after seizing it two days ago, the country’s official news agency said.

Hadi has agreed to demands including redrafting the constitution to specify that Yemen is a federal state, the Saba news agency said. The rebels, known as Houthis, have pledged to withdraw from the presidential palace, Hadi’s residence and checkpoints set up on Jan. 19 when the latest fighting flared up, Saba said.

The seizure of the palace on Tuesday was the latest advance by the Houthis, who have controlled much of Sana’a since their fighters entered the capital in September.