Fighting flares in Yemen

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The Independent Online
Northern Yemeni forces backed by tanks tried to punch through southern defence lines around Aden and a UN envoy urged warring armies to respect ceasefire calls, Reuter reports from Aden.

Black smoke from incoming shells rose over shantytown suburbs six miles north-west of Aden's outskirts where the northern army is trying to seize control of power and water supply lines from vastly outnumbered southern defenders.

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