Fighting rages on in Yemen

2015-05-24 21:03
(Hani Mohammed, AP)

(Hani Mohammed, AP)

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Sana'a - Fighting raged on in Yemen on Sunday, with airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition hitting rebel targets in multiple cities, including the capital, while fierce street battles in the city of Taiz killed several civilians including four members of the same family.

Security officials said the clashes in Taiz between rebels and forces loyal to the exiled president saw errant artillery rounds repeatedly hitting residential areas, killing at least eight civilians. They added that air raids over the past day have struck over 30 military bases.

Resident Fahmy Abdul Qader said his cousin's wife and three of her children were killed by shelling that hit the family home overnight in Taiz.

Meanwhile, aircraft struck a Republican Guard base in Hodeida province that had been seized by the rebels, known as Houthis, the officials said, while another airstrike also targeted a special forces camp in Dhale province.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorised to brief journalists.

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