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Rebels kill 20 civilians, injure 41 others in Aden


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At least 20 civilians were killed and 41 others wounded early Wednesday after rebels fired on a residential district of Yemen's battleground second city Aden , medical sources said according to AFP.

The Houthi Shiite rebels and their allies pounded the city's loyalist-held Al-Mansura district with 15 Katyusha rockets from their positions in the Dar Saad neighborhood, loyalist forces spokesman Ali al-Ahmadi told AFP. The rocket fire reportedly began before dawn when the streets were busy ahead of the daytime fast observed by Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan, Ahmadi said.

A fresh salvo of rockets later in the morning hit mourners burying some of the dead from the earlier fire, the spokesman and witnesses said."Many of the wounded are in serious condition," a medical source told AFP.