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Yemen gives rival forces 48 hours to quit capital

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SANAA, Jan 11 (Reuters) - A Yemeni committee tasked with demilitarising the capital has given 48 hours to armed opponents and backers of outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh to begin withdrawing after months of street fighting, state news agency Saba said on Wednesday.

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