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At least 21 killed in Saudi-led strikes in Yemen

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 01:14

Despite a humanitarian cease-fire, Saudi-led forces launch a new round of air strikes that kill at least 21 people in Yemen. Diane Hodges reports.

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Residents say the air strikes began shortly after midnight. Planes from a Saudi-led coalition arrived in the capital city, Sanaa, and dropped their deadly cargo. As day broke, the results became clear -- survivors say at least 21 people, including women and children, were dead, and 15 homes destroyed. This man says his sister's house was one of them. Her children are still missing. Residents thought they had won a reprieve from the attacks after the United Nations announced a humanitarian ceasefire last Friday. But Saudi officials refused to recognize the truce, saying they had received no request to do so from exiled President Hadi. Hadi was driven from power earlier this year when Houthi militia... And forces loyal to former President Saleh took control of the government. Afterwards, a Saudi-led Arab coalition began a series of air strikes in an attempt to restore Hadi to power. More than 3,000 people have been killed in the fighting so far, a number that seems certain to rise.

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At least 21 killed in Saudi-led strikes in Yemen

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 01:14