Yemen: Nearly 70 killed in fresh fighting

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Aden, Jan 22:  Air strikes and heavy clashes between rebel and pro-government forces in Yemen have killed at least 66 people in the last 24 hours, medics and security sources said on Sunday.

Devastation

Air raids by a Saudi-led coalition and fighting near the strategic Bab al-Mandab strait killed at least 52 fighters among Shiite Huthi rebels and allied troops loyal to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, the sources said. Fourteen members of pro-government forces were also killed.

More than 10,000 people have died since the conflict in Yemen descended into full-scale civil war almost two years ago, the UN says. The fighting has also exacerbated hunger and disease in the Middle East's poorest country.

PTI

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