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Death Toll in Yemeni Seaport Up to 35 After Saudi-Led Airstrike – Source

© REUTERS / Khaled AbdullahThe rubble of houses destroyed by an air strike near Sanaa Airport
The rubble of houses destroyed by an air strike near Sanaa Airport - Sputnik International
The death toll in the latest Saudi-led airstrike on the Yemeni seaport of Hodeidah has risen to at least 35 people and dozens more have been injured, a military source told Sputnik Wednesday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Apart from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, Morocco, Sudan, Pakistan and Egypt are participating in the coalition with intelligence and targeting. Logistical support is being provided by the United States.

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Initial reports said 28 people were killed and another 25 injured after airstrikes had destroyed a local food plant early Wednesday.

"The number of people killed in the air operation which hit the dairy plant and the creamery rose to 35, both factories are still on fire," the source said.

Meanwhile, the UN Children's Fund said that at least 62 children had been killed and 30 more injured in Yemen after the Saudi Arabia-led coalition airstrikes had begun March 25.

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The Houthis, a Shiite militant group, held months of peaceful rallies protesting discrimination by the government before taking a forceful approach in which Yemen's leadership resigned in January.

Ousted Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi disavowed his resignation in February, attempting to reclaim control. Late March he fled the country, called on Saudi Arabia to begin airstrikes against the Houthis and currently Hadi is reported to be in Saudi capital Riyadh.

The Houthi group currently controls parts of Yemen, including the capital city of Sanaa.

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