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(tä-ēz`), city (1994 pop. 317,753), S Yemen, in the interior highlands. It is an agricultural marketing center, particularly for coffee, and the focus of trade routes. Taiz was the administrative capital of Northern Yemen 1948 to 1962. It is the seat of an important Muslim theological school and the former royal palace. During the civil war of the mid-2010s the city was a major battleground and suffered great destruction.
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Cairo: One child was killed and two others injured in a shelling attack by Yemen's Iran-allied Al Houthi militants in the south-western city of Taiz, local sources said on Monday.
The army advanced toward Bahir district east of the southwestern province of Taiz, after gaining ground in Azraq district in the southern province of Al-Dhale.
WFP has been delivering food assistance to parts of Taiz City since December 2015 reaching as many people in need as possible but with the fighting, it has been difficult to move food to all districts of the city.
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Monday that it sent food supplies to Taiz.
I witnessed the impact of conflict, particularly on civilian infrastructure and saw the difficulties people are facing, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen Jamie McGoldrick said on his return to Sana'a, the capital, from a visit with senior UN officials to Taiz and Ibb Governorates, and in particular to three districts of Taiz city where access has been difficult for many months.
Access to three districts of Taiz city was becoming increasingly difficult, but some supplies from U.N.
WFP Regional Director for the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Muhannad Hadi, said the WFP appeals to all parties to the conflict to allow the safe passage of food to all civilians in need in all areas in Taiz," "The precarious situation in Taiz has hampered WFP's efforts to reach impoverished people, especially in besieged parts of the city, who have not had access to food for many weeks," he added.
Houthis announced on Saturday the appointment of Al-Janadi as the Governor of Taiz, the governance which is currently witnessing fierce clashes between Houthi militants backed by Saleh forces and the Popular Resistance backed by the coalition.
Houthi rebels in Yemen have blown up several bridges in the mountainous southwestern Taiz province to hamper the advance of pro-government forces.
22 (BNA): Houthi militias and forces loyal to the country's former president Saleh have repeatedly fired mortar shells and artillery rockets indiscriminately into populated neighbourhoods in the southern Yemeni city of Taiz, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
Yemen's pro-government forces on Friday reclaimed the seaside town of Dhubab, a strategic area that cuts off supply routes to Taiz for Houthi rebels, the Associated Press reported.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Ansarullah and popular forces won back control of several residential areas in Taiz, Southern Yemen, and arrested a terrorist ringleader in the region, an Ansarullah leader said.