Yemen's acting leader seeks truce with tribes

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Posted: Jun 05, 2011 12:03 PM
Yemen's acting leader seeks truce with tribes

SANAA (Reuters) -Yemen's acting president asked a powerful tribal federation on Sunday to abide by a truce intended to stop deadly street fighting in the capital, opposition leaders told Reuters on Sunday.

Acting President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who took over after President Ali Abdullah Saleh was wounded in a Friday attack, also offered to withdraw troops from a Sanaa neighborhood that has seen the heaviest fighting and lift roadblocks for the main routes into the capital and other cities, they said.

(Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari; writing by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Reed Stevenson)