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Houthi militias shell residential neighborhoods in Taiz

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Houthi militias and forces loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh violently and randomly shelled residential neighborhoods in the north and east Taiz at midnight.

The rebels launched their attack from their positions in al-Hawban, Tabat Softel, Tabel al-Salal and al-Jaasha in east of Taiz and from al-Siteen street in north of Taiz.

A source in al-Hawban told Al-Arabiya news channel that the militias have mobilized massive military reinforcements that consist of tanks, artillery and military vehicles which transported dozens of militiamen.

The militias are trying to restore the positions which they have lost in east of Taiz in recent days.

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