- Title: Clashes in Taiz a day ahead of agreed ceasefire
- Date: 16th November 2016
- Summary: TAIZ, YEMEN (NOVEMBER 16, 2016) (REUTERS) ARMED SUPPORTERS OF PRESIDENT ABD-RABBU MANSOUR HADI FIRING SHOTS / LARGE EXPLOSION, SMOKE RISING CLOUD OF SMOKE RISING FROM ROOFTOPS PEOPLE RUNNING IN STREET (AUDIO OF GUNSHOTS) ARMED HADI SUPPORTER FIRING SHOTS FROM WINDOW BUILDING BEING TARGETED BY GUNSHOT, SMALL CLOUD OF SMOKE RISING (AUDIO OF GUNFIRE) SMOKE RISING FROM BUILDINGS VARIOUS OF ARMED MEN FIRING SHOTS FROM WINDOW VARIOUS OF ARMED HADI SUPPORTERS FIRING MACHINE GUNS FROM TRUCK ARMED MAN FIRING MACHINE GUN FROM BUILDING SMOKE COMING OUT OF GUN FRONT PATROL OF ARMED HADI SUPPORTERS ARMED HADI SUPPORTERS GATHERED ON STREET HADI SUPPORTERS TAKING SHELTER BEHIND BUILDING VARIOUS OF HADI SUPPORTERS FIRING SHOTS HADI SUPPORTERS WALKING THROUGH STREETS
- Embargoed: 1st December 2016 18:16
- Keywords: Yemen ceasefire Houthis Kerry Taiz clashes
- Location: TAIZ, YEMEN
- City: TAIZ, YEMEN
- Country: Yemen
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA00158P3YVB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: QUALITY AS INCOMING
Clashes between President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi supporters and Houthis intensified in Taiz on Wednesday (November 16) a day before an agreed ceasefire was expected to start.
More than ten people were wounded in the clashes, eyewitnesses said.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday (November 15) that Yemen's Houthi group and the Saudi-led coalition fighting it had agreed to a ceasefire starting on Thursday (November 17).
The internationally recognised Yemeni government quickly rejected the move, complaining of being bypassed.
But it may have little choice if Saudi Arabia, which supports President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi militarily and financially, throws its weight behind the move.
More than 10,000 people have been killed and over 3 million displaced in the past 20 months in a war that has been overshadowed by the Syria conflict but which has created a humanitarian catastrophe.
Kerry, in what could be his last trip to the Gulf before Obama's term ends in January, is seeking a breakthrough to end the fighting between the Houthis, allied to Iran, and the Saudi-backed government of Yemen's Hadi.
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