People stand at the site of a Saudi-led airstrike that hit a food storage warehouse in Yemen’s capital Sanaa. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Yemeni forces loyal to President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi made gains Sunday in the southwestern city of Taiz after days of battles with Houthi fighters, a local official and residents said.Sunday, about 30 militants arrived at a packed supermarket in Aden, in four pickup trucks, the officials and witnesses said.After pro-government forces expelled the Houthis from Aden in July, Al-Qaeda appears to have taken advantage of the security vacuum as pro-government forces moved on to challenge the Houthis elsewhere in southern Yemen.Security officials in the city said Saturday that mediated talks with Al-Qaeda to persuade its fighters to surrender their weapons or move out of Aden had failed.Sunday's supermarket incident followed the overnight storming of Aden's central prison by suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen who freed an individual blamed for an August attack on the compound of the city's former governor, according to security officials in Aden.
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