The Arab Coalition in Yemen announced the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement on Thursday with a troop redeployment in the south ahead of a new government.
The agreement was brokered by Saudi Arabia to end a standoff between the internationally recognized government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC), which are both part of the coalition that has been battling the Iran-backed Houthi militia.
The coalition said it would begin supervising the separation of forces in Abyan governorate and that the redeployment is for military troops while security units will maintain their current role.
The coalition will “continue to support the security units to carry out their essential tasks of maintaining security and stability and fighting terrorist organizations.”
The parties also agreed on a new cabinet of 24 ministers, including ministers from STC and Yemeni “political components,” and that the government would be announced “as soon as implementation of the military aspect is completed within one week.”
The conflict in Yemen has killed more than 100,000 people and caused what the United Nations says is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.