Yemenis inspect a destroyed building in Aden's suburbs on June 24, 2015 after rebel forces and loyalist fighters were locked in fierce fighting. AFP PHOTO / SALEH AL-OBEIDI
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Rebel fire on a residential district of Yemen's second city Aden killed at least 20 civilians Wednesday as loyalist forces in central city Taiz launched a manhunt for 1,200 escaped prisoners.Both cities have seen heavy fighting as loyalists of exiled President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi battle to fight back Houthi Shiite rebels with the support of a Saudi-led bombing campaign launched in March. A coalition strike in neighboring Lahej province killed 13 rebels, a local official told AFP.In Taiz, Yemen's third biggest city, loyalist forces were searching for 1,200 inmates, including Al-Qaeda members, who made a mass breakout as the prison was captured from rebel forces.An attack claimed by the Sunni extremist group on Houthi leaders in the rebel-held capital Sanaa killed at least 28 people Monday, medics said.
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