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Yemen: Fierce clashes reported as rebels advance into Aden

  • Heavy clashes have been reported in Aden between local fighters and Shia rebel forces trying to seize the Yemini port city.

    Saudi Arabia-led air attacks against the Houthi rebels have not halted their advance into Aden, and there have been reports of dozens of bodies lying in the city’s streets.

    The Houthis and forces owing allegiance to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh have now reached the city center, according to media reports.

    The UN has warned that the country appeared to be on the brink of “total collapse”.

    Tagged as: Aden, Shia rebel forces, Yemini port city, Saudi Arabia, Houthi rebels, Ali Abdullah Saleh, world news