Fighting Erupts in Hunger-Stricken Yemen
Sanna, May 31 (RHC)-- New fighting has erupted in Yemen as part of a government offensive on al-Qaeda militants in the country’s south. At least seven people were killed earlier today when fighters attacked a town held by government troops.
The clashes came hours after some 20 fighters and seven soldiers exchanged fire on the outskirts of Jaar. The ongoing fighting in Yemen comes amid a major food crisis, with some five million people undernourished and 300,000 children facing life threatening malnutrition.