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Fighting persists in Yemen after Saudis vow to ease airstrikes
Fighting persists in Yemen after Saudis vow to ease airstrikes

A scaling-back of the Saudi Arabia-led air war brought some relief Wednesday to residents of Yemen’s capital, but intensive bombardment continued in the city of Taiz, and street fighting raged in the port of Aden, the country’s commercial center. The warring parties in Yemen -- Shiite Muslim rebels known as Houthis, defectors from the armed forces who joined the insurgents, and forces loyal to exiled President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi -- pressed ahead with battles despite calls for a political solution to the conflict. The fighting over the last month has killed nearly 1,000 people across Yemen, according to the World Health Organization, with about three times as many people...

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