Clashes, Saudi-led air strikes kill 44 in Yemen

Clashes, Saudi-led air strikes kill 44 in Yemen19/04/2015 (Gulf Times  – Qatar):  Clashes between rebels and pro-government forces in Yemen and Saudi-led air strikes killed 44 people, medics and local sources said on Sunday, as Riyadh pledged to cover a UN humanitarian aid appeal.The UN says hundreds of people have died and thousands of families fled their homes since the air war was launched on March 26 at the request of embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.Ten Houthi rebels and four members of the “popular committees” militia fighting on the side of Hadi were killed in pre-dawn clashes in the southwestern city of Taez, the sources said.The city has become the scene of fierce clashes over the past week, after having been largely spared in fighting that has spread across several Yemeni provinces.Airstrikes on Houthi rebel positions in the southern city of Daleh as well as clashes on Sunday killed 17 Houthis and six southern fighters.Seven more Houthis were killed in an attack by tribesmen in the southern Shabwa province.The rebels who seized Sanaa unopposed in September, have since expanded their control over several provinces.In Aden, southern fighters clashed on Saturday night with rebels and allied troops who have seized parts of the city, residents said, but no casualty toll was available…



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