Yemen's terrifying road to Taez on brink of collapse

Lorries filled to the brim with goods labour up and down the dangerously winding and precipitous road of Hayjat al-Abed, the mountainous lifeline to Yemen’s third largest city.Unlike all other routes linking southwest Taez to the rest of the war-torn country, the road – with its dizzying drop-offs into the valley below – is the only one that has not fallen into the hands of the Houthi rebels.Some 500,000 inhabitants of the city, which is besieged by the Iran-backed Houthis, depend on the seven-kilometre stretch of crater-filled road for survival, as the long conflict between the insurgents and…

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