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Yemen: Clashes break out in Taiz on same day peace talks scheduled01:23

Yemen: Clashes break out in Taiz on same day peace talks scheduled

Yemen, Taiz
July 15, 2016 at 12:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

Clashes between fighters loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and Houthi insurgents, allied to Zaidi Shia broke out in the Yemeni city of Taiz, on Friday morning. The fighting took place around the Houthi controlled Republican Palace and Klaba area of Taiz.

Armed Alhadi supporters can be seen firing heavy mounted machine guns and exchanging shots in the rubble strewn Taiz streets. This fighting comes on the same day that Ansar Allah representatives, the Houthi political arm, are scheduled to attend UN-mediated talks in Kuwait.

Taiz has become one of the major front lines in the battle for control of Yemen, and has effectively been under siege by Houthi fighters for 15 months. The war has killed some 9,000 people and pushed the Arab world's poorest country to the brink of famine.

Yemen: Clashes break out in Taiz on same day peace talks scheduled01:23
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Clashes between fighters loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and Houthi insurgents, allied to Zaidi Shia broke out in the Yemeni city of Taiz, on Friday morning. The fighting took place around the Houthi controlled Republican Palace and Klaba area of Taiz.

Armed Alhadi supporters can be seen firing heavy mounted machine guns and exchanging shots in the rubble strewn Taiz streets. This fighting comes on the same day that Ansar Allah representatives, the Houthi political arm, are scheduled to attend UN-mediated talks in Kuwait.

Taiz has become one of the major front lines in the battle for control of Yemen, and has effectively been under siege by Houthi fighters for 15 months. The war has killed some 9,000 people and pushed the Arab world's poorest country to the brink of famine.

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