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53 killed in Yemen clash

Posted: Apr 6, 2015 at 12:25 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Following clashes between rebels and loyalist fighters in Yemen’s main southern city, Aden, at least 53 people have been killed in the last 24 hours.

According to medical and army sources on Monday, 17 civilians were among those killed in Aden since hostilities resumed on Sunday, as well as 10 fighters loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

Also, at least 26 rebels were killed, according to an army source, who stated that dozens more were wounded in the fighting across several Aden neighbourhoods.

Sources said that clashes continued on Monday as rebels tried to seize the city’s port.

Hadi took refuge in Aden in February after the Shiite Huthi rebels seized power in the capital Sanaa, but he left for Saudi Arabia last month as they advanced on the city.