15 fighters killed in southwest Yemen: military sources

Yemen's conflict has killed more than 6,600 people, most of them civilians, and displaced at least three million others, according to the United NationsAt least 12 rebels and three pro-government fighters were killed in fierce battles in southwestern Yemen on Wednesday, military sources said. Loyalist forces attacked rebel positions in Kirsh area in Lahj province, killing seven insurgents, said General Fadhl Hasan, who is leading pro-government troops in the area. “We will continue our advance towards Taez (city) to break the siege” imposed for more than a year by the Huthi Shiite rebels on Yemen’s third city, Hasan said.

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