U.N. special envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed (C) is greeted by officials upon his arrival at Sanaa airport July 13, 2016. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Fighting in Yemen killed at least 44 people in a 24-hour period to Wednesday, military officials said, as the U.N.'s peace envoy arrived in the capital to meet rebels.On Wednesday pro-government forces seized a mountain base from Huthis in Nahm, northeast of Sanaa, said military spokesman Abdullah al-Shandaqi.Eight loyalists and 17 rebels were killed in the battle, he told AFP. Four soldiers and four rebels also died during battles in Marib province, east of Sanaa, when pro-government forces repelled a rebel attempt to seize a hill overlooking their base, a government source told AFP.
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