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Al Jazeera: Civilians killed in Taiz as Yemen truce unravels

At least 12 civilians killed and 51 wounded as Houthi fighters launch attacks on Yemen's third largest city.

At least 12 civilians have been killed in Yemen's southern city of Taiz as Houthi fighters continued their offensive on the penultimate day of a fragile humanitarian ceasefire.

Government officials said on Saturday that another 51 people were wounded after the rebels shelled several neighbourhoods in the city's Hawd Al Shraf and Shamasi districts.

Some 26 fighters loyal to the Houthis and former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and 14 loyalists of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi were also killed.

Meanwhile, in the southern province of Ad-Dali', five Houthis were killed overnight when their convoy was ambushed; and in the coastal city of Aden, heavy artillery, including tank shells, fell on the city's northern sector and west.

Yemen War News Updates -- May 16, 2015

South Yemen clashes kill dozens as ceasefire nears end -- AFP
Clashes in Yemen’s Taiz kill 12 civilians despite ceasefire -- Al Bawaba
62 killed in battles in Yemen despite ceasefire -- Xinhua
Yemen peace talks to announce binding decisions -- Al Arabiya
Morocco: Body of downed pilot found in Yemen -- AP
'They're Trying to Kill Me': US Citizen Imprisoned in Yemen Makes Desperate Call Home -- VICE News
Yemen conflict drives Somali refugees back home -- France 24
Yemen conflict is taking ‘dreadful toll’ on civilians – UN top relief official -- UN News Centre
What the tentative 5-day ceasefire says about the Yemen crisis -- Manuel Almeida, Al Arabiya

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