Local journalist killed by sniper fire in Yemen's Taiz

AP News
Posted: Mar 21, 2016 12:04 PM

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say a local photojournalist was killed and three other reporters were wounded by sniper fire in the war-torn city of Taiz.

The officials say Mohammed al-Yamani was shot in the head Monday while covering the fighting between Shiite Houthi rebels who have been besieging the city for a year and local fighters backed by the internationally-recognized government and a Saudi-led coalition.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to brief reporters.

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Dozens of fighters have been killed in recent days as the Houthis have tried to retake the western part of Taiz, while the coalition has launched more than a dozen airstrikes to prevent the rebels from advancing.