At least 22 dead in clashes in Yemen's Taez

Fighters loyal to Yemen's exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, drive a tank during clashes with Shiite Huthi rebels in the country's south-west flashpoint city of Taez, on December 19, 2016At least 22 people were killed in clashes between government forces and rebels on the outskirts of the flashpoint city of Taez in southwest Yemen, military sources said on Tuesday. The fighting late Monday north of Taez, held by loyalists but partly surrounded by Shiite Huthis and their rebel allies, left at least 14 rebels and eight soldiers dead, they said. In the north, two loyalist officers were killed in clashes around the Red Sea port town of Midi, the sources said, while a rights activist said a 13-year-old girl died when a shell fired by rebels crashed into her home in the southern province of Dhaleh.

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