January 27, 2010
Yemen rebels say completed withdrawal from Saudi land
DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemeni Shi'ite rebels said on Tuesday they had withdrawn completely from Saudi territory as part of a truce offer extended to the world's top oil exporter.
The rebels' leader offered a ceasefire to Saudi Arabia on Monday, saying his fighters would withdraw from the kingdom's territory to avoid more civilian casualties. A Saudi defence ministry spokesman said Riyadh was mulling the offer.