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Sep 6, 2016 | 13:30 GMT

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Yemen: Dozens Die In Fighting Near Capital

Clashes pitting forces loyal to Yemeni President Abd Rabboh Mansour Hadi against rival Houthi fighters have killed dozens of combatants in Yemen in the past 24 hours, medical and military sources said, AP reported Sept. 6. The fighting is taking place in Sarwah, east of the capital of Sanaa, military officials said. Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition have also targeted Houthi forces northwest of the capital. Yemen's civil war has created a power vacuum that extremist groups such as the Islamic State have exploited.

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