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Three dead in Saudi-led coalition air strikes in Yemeni capital

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 01:04

A woman and a child are said to be among the three fatalities after air strikes hit a home said to be used by local Houthi leaders. Mana Rabiee reports.

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A scene that's become all too familiar for residents of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa. Witnesses say Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit a residential home located near military bases -- killing three, including a woman and a child, although Reuters couldn't independently verify the casualty report. Residents say the house was being rented by two families and they think it was being used by local Houthi leaders. The Saudi-led coalition hopes to remove the Houthis from power in order to restore the government the Houthis had ousted. Combat between the kingdom and the Iran-allied Houthis has intensified. The Houthi TV channel also says their forces fired a ballistic missile towards Saudi Arabia, and residents in Sanna report Saudi-led airstrikes on a presidential palace and a military depot. Months of airstrikes have taken their toll on this already impoverished nation. Earlier this summer, Human Rights Watch warned that the Saudi-led strikes were hitting markets and homes, killing dozens of civilians, and that they were possibly violating the laws of war.

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Three dead in Saudi-led coalition air strikes in Yemeni capital

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 01:04