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Yemen: At least 43 killed in shelling as battle for Aden rages

34 19.07.2015 Инфо

At least 43 people were killed and more than 170 injured during heavy shelling, reportedly from Houthi militias and those loyal to former-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, in the north of the city of Aden, Sunday. The shelling of Aden has afflicted the Dar Saad neighbourhood and has not stopped since Sunday morning, according to reports. Aden airport and the areas of Mualla and Khor Maksar are also reportedly under heavy shelling. Local hospitals are still receiving reportedly receiving the injured. The shelling follows three days after the city was declared "liberated" by the forces of ousted president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who has formed a government in exile, currently based in Riyadh. Aden's airport and two of city's neighbourhoods were taken by forces loyal to Hadi on Tuesday, with Saudi-led coalition airstrikes supporting the attacks. However, a media spokesperson for the Houthis dismissed the claims that the city has been taken. Fighting is now raging in the al-Tawahi neighbourhood, where 15 Saudi-led airstrikes have purportedly struck, Sunday. Since March 2015, some 3,200 people have died in Yemen according to United Nations (UN) data. The UN have classified Yemen as in dire need of assistance, categorising it as a level three humanitarian emergency, the highest on their scale, with over 80 percent of the population in need of aid.