Yemen escalates offensive against Zaydi insurgents

The Yemeni army entered into its fifth day of deadly fighting against Zaydi Shi’ite insurgents in the north of the country Aug. 16. Airstrikes and artillery fire were used in battles with Zaydi militants of the Houthi militia. Six government troops killed, an official from Amran province said. (AlJazeera, Aug. 16)

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