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Families among the dead in Yemen fighting

Monday, November 09, 2015 - 00:54

Yemen fighting kills more than 50 people in the past two days including a father and two children after civilian neighborhood in Taiz is shelled. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Sorting through the wreckage of an attack in Yemen's Taiz. More than 50 people are killed the two days of fighting as an Arab coalition goes to battle against Houthi fighters backed by troops loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Families are among the dead (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) UNIDENTIFIED MAN, SAYING: "A few rockets fell on Taiz fired by the Houthis. The victims were two children: a boy and a girl and the driver, the father of the children. The mother survived and she is now in the hospital in serious condition. The rest of the family died immediately on the spot." At least 5,600 people have been killed in seven months of war in Yemen, the poorest country on the Arabian Peninsula. Peace efforts have made only limited progress.

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Families among the dead in Yemen fighting

Monday, November 09, 2015 - 00:54