Yemen: Clashes between rebels and loyalists kill more than 100 people as aid delayed
Fierce clashes raged Monday between rebels and loyalists in southern Yemen, leaving more than 100 dead in 24 hours, as the Red Cross faced delays to urgently needed aid deliveries.
Relief workers have warned of a dire situation in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula state, where a Saudi-led coalition is waging an air war on the Iran-backed Houthi Shiite rebels.
Most of the 114 deaths in the past 24 hours occurred in fighting between rebels and loyalists of President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi in the main southern city of Aden.
Seventeen civilians were among 53 people killed in Aden where fighting continued as rebels tried to seize a port in the city, which sits on an extinct volcano jutting out into the sea.