By AHMED AL-HAJ
Dec 4, 2011
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni activists and medical officials say that three days of clashes in the southern city of Taiz has left at least 28 people dead.
They said Sunday that 13 civilians have been killed in government shelling of residential areas since Friday, among them three children. They also said that seven army troops and at least eight tribal fighters have been killed in clashes over the same period.
Taiz is a hotbed of opposition and Yemen's second-largest city. It has been regularly shelled by the military.
Dr. Mohammed al-Shogaa said that ambulances and rescue workers are not able to reach wounded civilians because of ongoing street fighting.
The violence has raged despite longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh's agreement to step down.