A view of the Al-Saleh mosque in Sanaa June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi
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Yemeni warplanes supported troops battling Shiite Houthi rebels north of Sanaa Friday as fighting intensified, with dozens killed over 48 hours, officials and tribal chiefs said.Planes launched at least eight air raids Friday to try to break the rebels' grip on army positions, some of which are just 15 kilometers from Sanaa, local government officials and tribal chiefs said.The army hammered rebel positions in Hamdan, Bani Matar and Iyal Sreih in Amran province with artillery, local officials said.In February, they seized areas of Amran province in fighting with tribes that killed more than 150 people.
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