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Residents: Clashes in Yemen's Aden displace hundreds more as Shiite rebels press offensive

  • An airport official looks at the wreckage of a military transport aircraft destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes, at the Sanaa International airport, in Yemen, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. A Saudi-led coalition continues to bomb Shiite rebels also known as Houthis and allied forces across the country. The airstrikes campaign, which began on March 26, and the ground fighting have killed hundreds and displaced at least 300,000 Yemenis.  (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    An airport official looks at the wreckage of a military transport aircraft destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes, at the Sanaa International airport, in Yemen, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. A Saudi-led coalition continues to bomb Shiite rebels also known as Houthis and allied forces across the country. The airstrikes campaign, which began on March 26, and the ground fighting have killed hundreds and displaced at least 300,000 Yemenis. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Airport officials look at the wreckage of a military transport aircraft destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes, at the Sanaa International airport, in Yemen, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. A Saudi-led coalition continues to bomb Shiite rebels also known as Houthis and allied forces across the country. The airstrikes campaign, which began on March 26, and the ground fighting have killed hundreds and displaced at least 300,000 Yemenis.  (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Airport officials look at the wreckage of a military transport aircraft destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes, at the Sanaa International airport, in Yemen, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. A Saudi-led coalition continues to bomb Shiite rebels also known as Houthis and allied forces across the country. The airstrikes campaign, which began on March 26, and the ground fighting have killed hundreds and displaced at least 300,000 Yemenis. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • An airport official walks past the wreckage of a military transport aircraft destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes, at the Sanaa International airport, in Yemen, Tuesday, May 5, 2015.  A Saudi-led coalition continues to bomb Shiite rebels also known as Houthis and allied forces across the country. The airstrikes campaign, which began on March 26, and the ground fighting have killed hundreds and displaced at least 300,000 Yemenis.  (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    An airport official walks past the wreckage of a military transport aircraft destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes, at the Sanaa International airport, in Yemen, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. A Saudi-led coalition continues to bomb Shiite rebels also known as Houthis and allied forces across the country. The airstrikes campaign, which began on March 26, and the ground fighting have killed hundreds and displaced at least 300,000 Yemenis. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

Residents in Yemen's war-torn city of Aden say fighting there has displaced hundreds more people as Shiite rebels press their offensive to capture large sections of the southern port city.

The residents, after being trapped inside their homes for weeks in the Tawahi district, say they're fleeing after Houthi rebels shelled and stormed the area, along with their allies, military units loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Mona Mohsen, one of the residents, says panic and sounds of gunfire sent people rushing into the streets Tuesday.

A Saudi-led coalition continues to bomb the Houthis. The airstrikes campaign, which began on March 26, and the ground fighting have killed hundreds and displaced at least 300,000 Yemenis.

Saudi Arabia said Monday it was considering a cease-fire to allow aid into Yemen.