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Yemen’s southern separatists abandon self-rule to pursue power-sharing plan

The news comes three months after the Southern Transitional Council announced self-rule in parts of southern Yemen.
TOPSHOT - A photo taken on March 18, 2018, shows a Yemeni child looking out at buildings that were damaged in an air strike in the southern Yemeni city of Taez. / AFP PHOTO / Ahmad AL-BASHA        (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-BASHA/AFP via Getty Images)

Yemen's southern separatists have rescinded their declaration of self-rule, ending a months-long power struggle and paving the way for reconciliation between nominal allies in the fight against the country’s Houthi rebels. 

We have achieved the goals,” Nizar Haitham, spokesperson for the Southern Transitional Council (STC), tweeted Wednesday. “Stressing that we are always alongside our great southern people, carrying their noble national aspirations and goals that cannot be undone.”

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