Heavy fighting in Yemen between pro-govt forces and rebels kills 85 people

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In Yemen, 85 people have been killed in heavy fighting between pro-government forces and rebels in Dhale province.

Officials said, the Houthi rebels recaptured the district of Damt and the surrounding area from forces allied with the internationally recognized government after more than a week of fighting. Dozens of people have also been injured.

Yemen has been embroiled in a civil war pitting the Iran-backed Houthis against the Saudi-led coalition-backed government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi since March 2015. (AIR)

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