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Fighting between pro-government factions in Yemen kills 18

Fighting between pro-government factions in Yemen kills 18

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say fighting has erupted between two pro-government factions, killing at least 18 people on both sides in the past two days.

They said Tuesday that the fighting in the southwestern city of Taiz pits forces loyal to Vice President Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar against those loyal to Aboul Abbas, a militia commander. Both are part of the Saudi-led coalition that has been at war with Iran-backed Houthi rebels since 2015.

The officials said Amin Mahmoud, the governor of Taiz, survived a roadside bomb targeting his convoy in the southern port city of Aden. It was unclear whether the attempted assassination was related to the violence in Taiz.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to talk to reporters.


Updated : 2021-01-21 08:12 GMT+08:00