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Yemeni boys hold weapons as they sit on a pick-up truck during a demonstration by supporters of the Shiite Huthi movement in Sanaa on April 22, 2015

Ex-Yemen leader urges rebel allies to heed UN, pull back

AFP News Yemen's influential former president urged his rebel allies to heed UN demands to withdraw from territory seized in months of fighting so Saudi-led air strikes can end and reconciliation begin. Ali Abdullah Saleh, who still holds sway over army units allied with Huthi rebels who now control large swathes of the country, had welcomed this month's Security Council resolution as a way to "s…