A pro-government fighter mourns a comrade who died at a hospital from injuries he suffered during clashes with Houthi fighters in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz October 22, 2015. (REUTERS/Stringer)
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At least 20 Houthi militia fighters were killed in heavy clashes in Yemen's third-largest city Taiz on Thursday, a day after they pounded it with rockets, forces loyal to the government said.Air strikes and indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas in Taiz on Wednesday killed 22 people and wounded 140 others, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said in a statement, citing local hospitals as their sources.Grand said the ICRC had been trying for five weeks to obtain authorization to deliver urgent medicines to one hospital in Taiz.Air strikes by the Arab coalition have struck civilian targets on at least four different occasions in recent weeks, including a wedding party on Sept. 28 that killed 131 people.
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