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06/05/2011 12:28 pm ET Updated Aug 05, 2011

Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, Acting Yemen President, Offers To Withdraw Troops From Sanaa

SANAA, June 5 (Reuters) -Yemen's acting president asked a powerful tribal federation on Sunday to abide by a truce intented 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 neighbourhood 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)

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