Yemen army launches bid to break rebel siege of Taez

Tens of thousands of Yemeni civilians are said to be caught in the fierce and protracted battle for TaezYemen troops on Thursday launched a bid to break a rebel siege of third city Taez, with fierce fighting leaving five soldiers and 13 insurgents dead, military sources said. One military source said the troops made “a relative breakthrough” by driving the Huthi rebels from several positions around the city. A pro-government activist, Abdel Majid al-Dhababi, confirmed that troops had made progress after months of trying to break the siege of Taez.

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