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UAE, Qatari Forces Clash in Yemen

Heavy clashes between the UAE and Qatari forces in Taiz province in Southern Yemen still continue as the two sides attacked each other with heavy and semi-heavy weapons.

The Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news channel quoted the local and medical officials in Yemen as saying on Tuesday that the clashes between the UAE and Qatari forces started on Monday night, killing several fighters of

The reason behind the clashes has not been revealed yet but local media in Taiz said that they erupted after armed assailants’ attack which wounded the Governor of Taiz Mo’ein al-Dahbali and killed his bodyguard.

Clashes between the UAE and Qatari forces have also killed two forces and wounded another one linked with the fugitive Yemeni President, Mansour Hadi.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen since March 2015 to restore power to Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 16,000 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

According to several reports, the Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen has driven the impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster, as Saudi Arabia’s deadly campaign prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country.

Yemen is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis with more than 22 million people in need and is seeing a spike in needs, fuelled by ongoing conflict, a collapsing economy and diminished social services and livelihoods.

A UN panel has compiled a detailed report of civilian casualties caused by the Saudi military and its allies during their war against Yemen, saying the Riyadh-led coalition has used precision-guided munitions in its raids on civilian targets.

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