"The agreement was reached under the leadership of the presidential committee, which includes Saleh Samad, a Houthi presidential adviser, defense minister and minister of interior. This information affirms the ceasefire starting at 16:30 local time (13:30 GMT), and placing national committees to monitor compliance with the ceasefire," the source said.
A ceasefire between the Yemeni authorities and Houthi rebels was reportedly agreed upon earlier Monday, though gunfire was heard by locals following the agreement.
A government source in turn told Sputnik that Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi was forming a committee with a mandate that includes ensuring a ceasefire in the country's capital Sanaa, following confrontations with Houthi militants Monday.
The Houthis, Yemen's main opposition movement, played a major part in ousting former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in 2012. Last September, the Houthi insurgency spread to Sanaa.