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Saudi airstrikes in Yemen’s capital Sanaa kill at least 35 civilians, rescue operations underway

At least 35 people have been killed in an air raids that hit a small hotel near a Houthi-run checkpoint north of the Yemen’ capital Sanaa, local and international aid organisations said.


  |  Updated On : August 23, 2017 06:04 PM
Airstrikes carried out by Saudi-led military kill at least 35 civilians in Yemen's capital Sanaa. (Representative Image)

Airstrikes carried out by Saudi-led military kill at least 35 civilians in Yemen's capital Sanaa. (Representative Image)

New Delhi :  

An air strike carried out by Saudi-led army on Yemen’s capital Sanaa has killed at least 35 people, a local media said on Wednesday.

A local channel — Almaseera —  run by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, who control the Sanaa, have blamed the Saudi-led military coalition allied with Yemeni government for the Wednesday strike

Almaseera reported that more than 30 civilians and dozens of people have been killed in airstrike on a small hotel in Arhab.

Had of the Sanaa branch of Yemen's Red Crescent, Hussein al-Tawil, confirmed the death toll as rescuers continued to pull out more bodies from the hotel rubble.

The channel also reported that air strikes targeted several areas of the city.

The channel termed it as the biggest massacre in Yemen.

According to the channel the air  strike targeted a motel in the wee hours.

“More than 25 air strikes were carried out in Sanna and outskirts since midnight,” reported Almaseera.

Yemen has been engulfed in war since September 2014, after Houthi Shia rebels swept into the capital and overthrew President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's internationally recognised government.

According to United Nations more than 10,000 people have been killed and three million displaced from their homes.

First Published: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 05:20 PM


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