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Civilians pay heavy price as Yemen violence rages

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By Euronews
Civilians pay heavy price as Yemen violence rages

<p>Civilians were caught in the crossfire again as Yemen’s civil war raged on Monday.</p> <p>Saudi-led airstrikes in the Red Sea port area of al Hodeidah reportedly hit a hospital among other buildings.</p> <p>The number of casualties is unclear but on Friday coalition warplanes killed dozens of civilians in the southwestern city of Taiz, according to aid group <a href="http://www.msf.org/article/yemen-least-65-civilians-killed-coalition-airstrikes-and-heavy-fighting-taiz">Medecins Sans Frontieres</a>.</p> <p>The Saudi-led coalition is fighting Shi’ite Muslim Houthi rebels who seized Yemen’s capital Sanna last September. </p> <p>Thousands of Houthi protesters took to the city’s streets on Monday to denounce the airstrikes. But with ceasefire attempts getting nowhere, Houthis are also claiming civilian casualties.</p> <p>Reports from Taiz on Monday say rockets fired by Houthi militiamen killed 14 people <br /> mostly women and children – among the latest victims in a civil war that has killed over 4,300 people. </p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Residents say Houthi rockets kill 14 civilians in Yemen's Taiz: <a href="http://t.co/4MLJa5Cyln">http://t.co/4MLJa5Cyln</a> <a href="http://t.co/bosMEY0oX0">pic.twitter.com/bosMEY0oX0</a></p>— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) <a href="https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/635796232275918848">24 Août 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>