Dec. 7 - Rival military units withdraw from parts of the southern Yemeni city of Taiz. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Withdrawal from Taiz. Forces both opposing and loyal to outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh pulled back from some positions in Taiz Wednesday after a bout of fighting there killed at least 20 people. Not everyone thinks the peace will hold. Taiz citizen, saying (Arabic): "The ceasefire resolution is useless, because all the forces are still in their places, and this means the violence will definitely came back." On Wednesday , Yemen's vice president issued a decree to set up a national unity government to prepare for elections. The city's security chief acknowledged that government troops had caused casualties in the city, but said anti-Saleh fighters were extending the fight. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters