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Yemen's main sports complex destroyed by air strikes

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 00:44

Saudi jets hit Houthi-held areas throughout Yemen overnight, including one of the country's main sports complexes. Diane Hodges reports.

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The football stadium in the capital city of Sanaa was destroyed when it was hit on four separate occasions overnight. The bombing was part of what a Houthi television station said was 25 separate raids by a Saudi-led coalition on areas held by the Houthis in Yemen. The strikes also hit an air base near Sanaa airport and a military installation aligned with the Houthis overlooking the presidential palace. The strikes began in late March as part of a campaign to restore Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power. The United Nations says nearly 2,000 people have been killed and more than 8,000 wounded since the conflict began.

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Yemen's main sports complex destroyed by air strikes

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 00:44