At least 27 people were killed in the Yemeni city of Taez in clashes between loyalist forces and rebels as well as Saudi-led coalition air raids, medical sources told Agence France-Presse on Saturday.
Residents said the city in southwest Yemen was rocked by explosions and gunfire overnight as the coalition-backed forces of President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi battled Iranian-backed Houthi rebels and militias of the deposed leader Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Nineteen rebels, four soldiers of a mechanized army unit loyal to the president and four other pro-Hadi fighters were killed, a medical source told AFP.
Hadi fled to Saudi Arabia last month as the Houthis closed in on his refuge in the southern city of Aden, having advanced from their stronghold in northern Yemen last year to seize the capital Sanaa.
The Saudi-led coalition had launched more than 100 air sorties in 24 hours against “specified” Houthi targets, coalition spokesman Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri said on Friday.
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