News ID: 199227
Published: 1016 GMT August 23, 2017

Air strike in Yemen kills at least 35 people

Air strike in Yemen kills at least 35 people
More than 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen and three million displaced from their homes since February 2014, according to the UN. (ALJAZEERA)

An air strike near the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, has killed at least 35 people, a local medic said.

A local television channel run by the country's Houthi rebels, who control Sanaa, blamed the Saudi-led military coalition allied with the Yemeni government for the strike, Aljazeera wrote.

Dozens of people were also wounded in the attack, which struck north of Sanaa in the Arhab area.

The numbers of dead and wounded could not be independently confirmed, and Reuters reported that a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition was not immediately available.

More than 10,000 people have been killed and three million displaced from their homes since February 2014, according to the UN.

Yemen, which is on the southern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, has been engulfed in war since September 2014, when Houthi Shia rebels swept into the capital and overthrew President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's government.

In March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition began a campaign against Houthi forces allied with overthrown President Ali Abdullah Saleh in support of Hadi's government.

Since then, the Iranian-backed Houthis have been dislodged from most of the south, but remain in control of Sanaa and much of the north.

 

   
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