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Houthi missiles kill civilians in Yemen’s Taiz as army advances

The girl was identified as Raghd Rashad and the man as Mohammed Said Qaid. (Supplied)

Houthis on Saturday launched a missile on a car in Al-Majlya neighborhood, east of Taiz, killing a three-year-old and a 28-year-old man and injuring at least 14 others of whom six are in a critical condition.

The girl was identified as Raghd Rashad and the man as Mohammed Said Qaid.

Those injured include women and children.

This crime comes only few hours after a missile launched by the Houthis killed a one-year-old baby with her grandmother in the Thaabat neighborhood, east of Taiz.

Meanwhile, the Yemeni army said it liberated some areas in east and west of Taiz following violent battles against the Houthis which responded to their defeat by committing crimes against civilians.

A military source said the army liberated Wadi al-Shaari, east of Taiz, and seized control over al-Jayrat town and al-Marwat hill in al-Arish, east of Sabr.

In West Taiz, a source said the army advanced in Maqbanah District and seized the strategic Rahnaq Mountain that overlooks the passage which Houthis use for supplies.

Seizing the mountain will help army forces make incursions towards the south where the Houthis are stationed.

According to the army’s media center, around 20 Houthi fighters were either killed or injured during the battle to liberate the mountain.

 

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Last Update: Sunday, 11 February 2018 KSA 10:06 - GMT 07:06
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