A man rides a motorbike past a house destroyed during recent battles between Houthi fighters and pro-government fighters in the southwestern city of Taiz, Yemen November 18, 2016. REUTERS/Anees Mahyoub
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More than 20 people have been killed in intense fighting between rebels and loyalists on the outskirts of Yemen's third city Taiz, military and medical sources said Friday.Loyalist military sources told AFP that 13 rebels and eight pro-government forces were killed over the past 24 hours, while the rebels reported dozens of casualties in shelling of a local market.For its part, rebel-controlled sabanews.net website reported that pro-government forces fired artillery rounds into areas east of the city.The United Nations says more than 7,000 people have been killed and nearly 37,000 wounded in Yemen since the Arab coalition began a military campaign in March 2015 .
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