Artillery fire kills 26 as battle for Aden rages
Al Jazeera and agencies, 31 Mar 2015
Artillery shelling in Aden has killed 26 people, medical officials have said, as Houthi fighters and forces loyal to Yemen President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi battled over control of the southern port city.
The deaths on Tuesday came as Saudi-led coalition fighter planes continued raids on Houthi positions, killing dozens across the country.
For the first time since the coalition operation began, jets bombed renegade troops in the Shia-populated city of Dhamar, a stronghold of the Houthis south of the capital Sanaa.
Huge blasts were heard overnight in Sanaa when coalition forces hit a missile depot belonging to the renegade Republican Guard, which is loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.