ADEN, Yemen, Armed confrontations erupted between rival factions loyal to the Saudi-backed Yemeni government, in the south-western province of Taiz on Friday, killing at least 10 people, a security official said.

The intra-faction fighting was between two pro-government Islamist groups in and around the old neighbourhood of Taiz, killing at least 10 and injuring dozens from both sides, said the security official.

He said, the two pro-government factions exchanged gunfire from heavy weapons in downtown Taiz, the province's capital city that bears the same name.

Many families were forced to evacuate their homes near the site of the fighting, amid panic over the safety of their properties, the official added.

The dispute between various pro-government armed groups over the control of military and security institutions frequently lead to intense street fighting in the turbulent province of Taiz.

The city center of Taiz is currently under the control of the government, while the outskirts of the city and areas in the countryside of the province are still witnessing armed confrontations between pro-government forces and the Houthi rebels.

Source: NAM News Network

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