People lift men out of a car, who were injured during a clashes between tribal fighters and Shiite militia known as Houthis, in the western city of Taiz, Yemen, Friday, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Abdulrahman Hawis)
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Fierce clashes between rebels and pro-government forces killed dozens across south Yemen on Saturday, threatening to derail a humanitarian ceasefire drawn up to bring vital aid to the war-wracked country.In the latest violence, at least 12 civilians were killed when the Houthi rebels shelled several neighborhoods in Yemen's third city of Taiz, an official there told AFP.Fighting overnight killed 26 rebels -- Houthis backed by militiamen loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh -- as well as 14 pro-government forces, military sources said. Twenty Yemeni soldiers were kidnapped by suspected Al-Qaeda members overnight in the southern port of Mukalla, an official said.The official said Al-Qaeda militants seized the soldiers late Friday after accusing them of supporting the Houthis.
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