Fighting in central Yemen kills more than 50

2016-05-29 21:42
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Sana'a - Yemeni security officials say at least 52 people have been killed and 25 injured in two days of fighting in central Yemen between rebels and forces loyal to the internationally recognised government.

The officials said on Sunday government-allied forces have taken control of several areas previously controlled by the rebels, known as the Houthis, between the central provinces of Marib and Shabwa. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorised to brief journalists.

A truce between the warring parties that began April 10 has largely held despite violations by both sides.

The fighting in Yemen pits Shi'ite Houthi rebels and supporters of a former president against Yemen's internationally recognised government, supported by a Saudi-led, US-backed coalition.

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