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Yemeni army controls the central bank in Taiz

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The National Army of Yemen was able to regain full control over the buildings of the central bank branch east of the city of Taiz, on Wednesday.

They also seized neighboring buildings near the People's Palace, after fierce fighting with the Houthi militias and supporters of ousted president Saleh.

Taiz media center reported that the army forces defeated the Houthi militias near al-Tashrifat military camp, the school of medicine and the central bank branch, and forced dozens of militia snipers to flee east while the army and resistance continue to progress towards the palace road leading to the main entrance of the city.

Houthi militias continued to target heavy artillery in the neighborhoods of Taiz for the third day in a row. The civilian casualties rose to 51 dead and wounded.

According to local sources, the militia bombed the neighborhoods of al-Daboua and al-Horeya square and neighboring areas with heavy artillery.

Several shells landed on the Bab al-Kabeer neighborhood and the eastern neighborhoods of the city.

The head of the Yemeni Higher Relief Committee described the bombing and indiscriminate targeting of the neighborhoods of Taiz as a massacre, accusing the militas of committing war crimes against the civilians.