Heavy Fighting in Yemen Kills Dozens 04/21 11:26
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni officials say heavy fighting in Yemen's southern
Dhale province between pro-government forces and Shiite rebels has killed more
than 85 people.
The officials say the Houthi rebels recaptured the district of Damt and the
surrounding area from forces allied with the internationally recognized
government after more than a week of fighting. They say dozens have been
Yemen has been embroiled in a civil war pitting the Iran-backed Houthis
against the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, backed by a
Saudi-led coalition since March 2015.
The war has devastated impoverished Yemen, turning the Arab nation into the
world's worst humanitarian crisis.
The officials spoke Saturday on condition of anonymity because they were not
authorized to brief media.