Fierce fighting between Saudi-backed government forces and Iran-backed rebels in Yemen has produced heavy casualties amid UN alarm at ceasefire violations ahead of a final day of peace talks in Switzerland.

At least 68 people were killed near the northern town of Haradh, which was overrun by forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi on Thursday, military and tribal sources said.

The casualties were 28 troops and 40 Shiite Houthi rebels, with another 50 Houthis and 40 loyalists wounded.

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