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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 
wounded.

   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.


(KA)

 
 
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