Amran : Thousands flee fighting in north Yemeni city

July 8, 2014 7:03 PM

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Amran : Thousands flee fighting in north Yemeni city

Ten thousand families have fled the north Yemeni city of Amran to escape a battle between Zaidi Shia rebels and the military, the Red Crescent says.

A further 5,000 families are said to be trapped inside the city, about 50km (30 miles) north of the capital Sanaa, after rebels overran several areas.

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