Reuters: Fighting continues in Yemeni city despite truce, 10 killed

At least 10 people were killed in heavy clashes in Yemen on Friday despite a five-day humanitarian truce, while aid distribution to the millions deprived of food, fuel and medicine by weeks of fighting and air strikes continued.

Saudi Arabia, leading a coalition of Arab states backed by the West, has pounded Iranian-allied Houthi forces and fighters loyal to Yemen's former leader since March 26, aiming to restore President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The ceasefire, which began on Tuesday, appeared to be mostly holding on Friday despite heavy ground fighting between local militiamen and the Houthis in the city of Taiz, residents said. A medical source said 10 were killed.

Yemen War News Updates -- May 15, 2015

Yemen crisis: Saudi Arabia warns fragile ceasefire under threat, alleging breaches by Houthi rebels -- ABC News (Australia)
Al Houthis push into Yemen’s third-largest city despite truce -- Gulf News
Fighting continues in Yemen despite cease-fire, 15 killed -- Xinhua
Yemen fighting mars truce as UN envoy pushes for talks -- AP
Children of war: Iran-backed Houthis recruit kids as young as 6 in battle for Yemen -- FOX News
Yemen tribesmen ban khat in city overrun by al-Qaida militants -- The Guardian
Al-Qaeda bans qat, assumes policing role in southern Yemen -- Al Bawaba
Yemen Aid Pause Holds; Fuel Shortage Critical -- VOA
Across the 'Gate of Tears': Yemen refugees flee to Djibouti -- AFP
Yemen’s Prospects Dim as End of Cease-fire Nears -- WSJ

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