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Yemen: Pro-Hadi forces battle Houthi militants in Taiz01:01

Yemen: Pro-Hadi forces battle Houthi militants in Taiz

Yemen, Taiz
August 19, 2016 at 11:23 GMT -00:00 · Published

Forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi continued to battle Houthi militants and their allies for control of Taiz on Friday. At least 18 fighters have died since pro-Hadi troops launched an offensive to seize back control of the city, Yemen's third largest, on Thursday.

Houthi positions were targeted across Taiz, reportedly forcing their fighters to give ground. Pro-Hadi fighters were seen deploying tanks and pick-up trucks armed with heavy automatic weapons against the Houthi militants.

Tens of thousands of civilians have been affected by the recent violence in the city, which has been under siege for the past year.

Yemen: Pro-Hadi forces battle Houthi militants in Taiz01:01
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Forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi continued to battle Houthi militants and their allies for control of Taiz on Friday. At least 18 fighters have died since pro-Hadi troops launched an offensive to seize back control of the city, Yemen's third largest, on Thursday.

Houthi positions were targeted across Taiz, reportedly forcing their fighters to give ground. Pro-Hadi fighters were seen deploying tanks and pick-up trucks armed with heavy automatic weapons against the Houthi militants.

Tens of thousands of civilians have been affected by the recent violence in the city, which has been under siege for the past year.

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