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12 killed in clashes in Yemen

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Clashes between Houthis and government forces left 12 dead in Yemen's province on Wednesday.

Amongst the deceased, five people were identified as soldiers while seven are rebels, according to

The latest clash ensued after pro-government forces confronted the rebels who launched their advance toward the province, a said.

"The forces air-covered by airstrikes from the Saudi-led coalition lost five soldiers in the ongoing battle with the Houthi rebels in the area," the told

The UN to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, on Tuesday expressed his concern about the ongoing escalation, urging all parties to exercise utmost restraint.

Only last month, several Houthi rebels seized the district here, after launching a series of attacks on government forces.

Since 2014, has been in the midst of a civil war after the Houthis revolted, forcing the internationally-recognized government of into exile.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 04:27 IST