Saudi soldiers stand guard before aid supplies are unloaded from a Saudi air force cargo plane at an airfield in Yemen's central province of Marib, on March 12, 2018. AFP / ABDULLAH AL-QADRY
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Heavy fighting between Yemeni pro-government forces and Shiite Houthi rebels has killed at least 25 people since Tuesday in the southwestern province of Taiz, Yemeni security officials said Thursday.Gen. Tareq Mohammed Abdullah Saleh's forces were killed in the attack and another eight were wounded, they said.In a separate battle in southern Taiz, pro-government forces carried out a fierce attack against the rebels aimed at seizing the town of al-Rahda, military spokesman Ahmed el-Naqib said. The fighting killed more than 15 fighters from both sides in the past 24 hours, security officials said.The conflict has killed more than 10,000 civilians.
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