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War of words -- and bombs -- shakes Yemen
War of words -- and bombs -- shakes Yemen

With Saudi Arabia beefing up its forces along the frontier with Yemen, rival Iran on Monday unleashed some of its harshest rhetoric yet in denouncing the month-old Saudi-led military campaign against Yemen’s Shiite Muslim rebels. Dozens of airstrikes hit Yemen’s capital, Sana, and the southwestern provincial capital of Dhale, while street fighting raged in the central crossroads city of Taiz and the southern port of Aden, officials and residents said. The Saudi-led air offensive briefly eased last week after Riyadh declared an end to the first phase of its military operation, but has resumed with renewed fury. Daily life in Yemen has become a tapestry of misery, with aid...

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