Yemen loyalists battle rebels on two fronts

Yemeni forces loyal to the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi have struggled since the end of August to break the siege of Taez which the rebels have surrounded for more than a yearYemeni pro-government forces battled Shiite Huthi rebels on two fronts Saturday, including east of Taez where they are struggling to break a siege of the southwestern city, military sources said. “Five rebels and one of our soldiers were killed in the fighting” near Taez, a local pro-government commander, Fadl Hassan, told AFP. “We are trying to break the siege (imposed by rebels) of Taez,” Hassan said, adding that pro-government forces launched the operation from the eastern side of the city.

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