Yemenis shop at a market in the old city of the capital Sanaa on September 1, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS
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Nearly 100 civilians have been killed in the past two weeks in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz where a collapsing health care service and outbreak of dengue fever are compounding a dire humanitarian situation, the United Nations said Tuesday.Yemen's third-largest city has become the latest frontline in a five-month war between northern Houthi militiamen and supporters of Yemen's exiled government, which is backed by the West and Saudi Arabia.The toll of 95 includes 53 civilians who died in Saudi-led airstrikes on Taiz on Aug 21 that also hit 20 homes. Since the conflict escalated in Yemen on 26th March, U.N. monitors have documented 6,631 civilian casualties, including 2,112 deaths.
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