A worker with an AK-47 rifle stops the sale of petrol at a petrol station amid the fuel supply shortage in Yemen's capital Sanaa July 26, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi
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A five-day humanitarian truce went into effect in Yemen overnight Monday, hours after forces allied with a Saudi-led coalition fought Houthi militia for control of the country's largest air base north of Aden.The Arab coalition, allied with southern secessionist fighters, retook much of Aden last week in the first significant ground victory in their campaign to end Houthi control over much of Yemen and restore exiled President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi.Aden and other southern provinces have been largely inaccessible to U.N. aid, and about 13 million people – over half the population – are thought in dire need of food.Residents said forces of the so-called Southern Resistance, a secessionist movement allied with the coalition, had taken Sabr, a northern district of Aden. The residents reported 25 Houthis and 10 Southern Resistance fighters had been killed.
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