A pro-government fighter stands guard in the al-Sarari area after government forces captured it from Iran-allied Houthi militia in Taiz province, Yemen, July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer
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The United Nations called for a humanitarian truce in the Yemeni province of Taiz after government forces captured a town from Iran-allied Houthi militia in heavy fighting that has spurred allegations of war crimes.President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi supporters control most of Taiz, Yemen's third largest city with an estimated pre-war population of 300,000, but it is sealed off by Houthi forces on three sides.A Houthi envoy on a cease-fire committee assigned to oversee a shaky truce in Taiz wrote to the U.N. that Al-Sarari residents had been subjected to "war crimes" including house burnings and the detention of 49 civilians including women and children.
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