Southern Popular Resistance fighters gather on a road during fighting against Houthi fighters in Yemen's southern city of Aden May 3, 2015. Reuters/Stringer

Reuters: Over 120 die in Yemen as Houthis take key Aden district

(Reuters) - Yemen's Houthi militia battled its way into Aden's Tawahi district on Wednesday despite Saudi-led air strikes, strengthening its hold on the city whose fate is seen as crucial to determining the country's civil war.

The fighting across Yemen killed 120 people on Wednesday, mostly civilians, including at least 40 who were trying to flee the southern port city of Aden by a boat that was struck by Houthi shells, rescue workers and witnesses said.

The Houthis and ex-army forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh have besieged Aden for weeks in an effort to end resistance in the city where President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi briefly based his government before fleeing to Saudi Arabia.

Yemen War News Updates -- May 6, 2015

Scores of Yemeni civilians killed in Aden as loyalists try to resist Houthi rebels -- The Guardian
Fleeing civilians killed in Yemen's port city of Aden -- Al Jazeera
Yemen conflict: Aden boat shelling kills dozens -- BBC
Officials: At least 41 dead after fleeing boat struck off Yemen -- CNN
Shelling kills 32 civilians fleeing Yemen fighting by sea -- AFP
Yemen Shiite Rebels Take Neighborhood in Aden, Occupy Palace -- AP
Al Houthis kill loyalist army commander in Aden -- AFP
Houthis Advance in Aden, Shell Saudi Arabia -- Sputnik
Yemen rebels fire rockets into Saudi Arabia -- USA Today
Yemen's Shiite rebels, unbowed by Saudi-led airstrikes, fire into kingdom, killing at least 3 -- AP
Kerry in Saudi Arabia to Discuss Yemen Crisis -- VOA
Kerry seeks pause in Yemen war as he arrives in Saudi Arabia -- AP
Kerry pledges U.S. aid as refugee crisis grows in war-battered Yemen -- Washington Post
Aid agencies warn fuel shortages may end their work in Yemen -- Reuters
Analysis: Despite Saudi strikes, Yemen rebels remain dug in -- AP
Chaos in Yemen is Opportunity For Al-Qaeda: EU Official -- Newsweek

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