Artillery shelling in Aden has killed 26 people, medical officials have said, as Houthi fighters and forces loyal to Yemen President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi battled over control of the southern port city.
The deaths on Tuesday came as Saudi-led coalition fighter planes continued raids on Houthi positions, killing dozens across the country.
For the first time since the coalition operation began, jets bombed renegade troops in the Shia-populated city of Dhamar, a stronghold of the Houthis south of the capital Sanaa.
Huge blasts were heard overnight in Sanaa when coalition forces hit a missile depot belonging to the renegade Republican Guard, which is loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
The blast rocked the southwestern district of the capital with flames billowing from the site were seen by residents across most of the city.
Early in the morning, air strikes targeted two camps held by Houthi fighters and allied Republican Guard soldiers in the southern town of Al-Dali. Columns of smoke rose from the area, witnesses told the AFP news agency.
At least 10 people were killed and 32 wounded when a Saudi-led airstrike hit a gas tanker and oil pumps in Ibb province, in central Yemen. Air strikes also targeted the camp of the 131 Infantry Brigade in Saada and Houthi positions in the cities of Taiz and Hodeidah.
Over the past few days, air strikes have targeted at least nine of Yemen’s 21 provinces in an attempt to prevent the Houthis from reaching Aden.
Source : Agencies