Damaged buildings on a street after clashes between Southern Popular Resistance fighters and Houthi fighters in Aden. REUTERS/Stringer
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The shell holes, burnt-out tanks and endless rubble that now disfigure the Dar Saad neighborhood of northern Aden illustrate the violence of Yemen's civil war and point to the challenges facing its other ravaged cities.Now, after months of war that have left much of the southern cities of Aden and Taiz in ruins from shelling and street fighting, the northern city of Saada wrecked by coalition airstrikes, and many other areas extensively damaged, Yemen faces an acute crisis.Battles between Gulf-backed forces against the northern Houthi militia and troops loyal to a former president continue in many parts of Yemen, but most fighting stopped in Aden in July, and efforts to resume basic services have begun.Near the port, on the isthmus road to Aden's peninsula, an elderly minibus taxi, its door open and with a yellow stripe along its white side, bumped past a flock of flamingos wading in the bay on one side, and a burnt-out car on the other.When Yemen's Vice President Khaled al-Bahah returned to Aden from exile in Riyadh after the Houthis and Saleh's forces were evicted from the humid Indian Ocean city by Gulf-backed fighters in July, it was a ghost town.
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