“In parts of Taiz, in south-western Yemen, snipers haunt the streets and open spaces. Civilians there say bullets come from nowhere, with no warning.

A vicious ground war has brought terror to the streets of Taiz, Yemen’s third-largest city and one of its most brutal conflict zones.

Access to international monitors and journalists is rare. Residents who spoke to the BBC by phone described snipers shooting at ordinary citizens, landmines exploding under children’s feet and shells falling, relentlessly and indiscriminately, on homes.

The situation has become so dangerous that last week the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) relocated its staff away from the city.

Brief truces have brought respite to some parts of Yemen, but in Taiz they only worsen the violence, said residents and analysts.”

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