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Yemen: Fighting continues between Houthi militias and pro-Hadi forces in Taiz00:46

Yemen: Fighting continues between Houthi militias and pro-Hadi forces in Taiz

Yemen, Taiz
May 2, 2015 at 03:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

Houthi fighters and militiamen loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansur Hadi continued to battle in the streets of Taiz, Saturday.

Local sources reported that dozens of civilians had been injured in Yemen's third largest city as a result of intense shelling by Houthi fighters, targeting residential areas with artillery and tanks.

Houthis have been fighting against forces loyal to Hadi in Taiz for more than a month. Just days before Saudi Arabia and its allies began airstrikes in Yemen, Houthi gunmen seized the Taiz International Airport. The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate as the majority of the civil population suffers from lack of medical treatment, electricity and fuel shortages. Many areas in the centre of the country remain inaccessible for aid deliveries because of constant clashes and airstrikes.

According to the latest report by the World Health Organization, between March 19 and April 27, 1,244 people have been killed and another 5,044 were left injured as a result of the conflict.

Yemen: Fighting continues between Houthi militias and pro-Hadi forces in Taiz00:46
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Houthi fighters and militiamen loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansur Hadi continued to battle in the streets of Taiz, Saturday.

Local sources reported that dozens of civilians had been injured in Yemen's third largest city as a result of intense shelling by Houthi fighters, targeting residential areas with artillery and tanks.

Houthis have been fighting against forces loyal to Hadi in Taiz for more than a month. Just days before Saudi Arabia and its allies began airstrikes in Yemen, Houthi gunmen seized the Taiz International Airport. The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate as the majority of the civil population suffers from lack of medical treatment, electricity and fuel shortages. Many areas in the centre of the country remain inaccessible for aid deliveries because of constant clashes and airstrikes.

According to the latest report by the World Health Organization, between March 19 and April 27, 1,244 people have been killed and another 5,044 were left injured as a result of the conflict.

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