Yemen: 58 killed in heavy fighting in Taiz
August 22 , 2015
Intense fighting in and around Taiz city in southern Yemen has killed at least 58 people and wounded about 50, reports say.
Shelling by the Houthi Shia rebels killed at least 23 people, and retaliatory air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition killed 35, reports say. The victims include children.
According to UN estimates, more than 4,000 people have been killed in the Yemen conflict since March. Saudi-led forces have been battling the rebels to take control of key Yemini cities.