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At Least 10 Civilians Killed in Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrikes in Yemen

© REUTERS / StringerDamage is seen following a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen's northwestern city of Saada May 22, 2015
Damage is seen following a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen's northwestern city of Saada May 22, 2015 - Sputnik International
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The Saudi-led coalition against Houthi rebels in Yemen carried out five airstrikes on the country's northern city of al-Hazm on Thursday, killing 10 civilians and injuring scores of others, a source in the city’s security service told Sputnik.

SANAA5 (Sputnik) — The Saudi Arabia-led coalition began conducting airstrikes against the Houthi targets in Yemen in March, upon Hadi's request. The campaign, dubbed Operation Decisive Storm, was replaced by Operation Restoring Hope in April, with the coalition saying it was halting military action in Yemen. However, coalition airstrikes are still ongoing in the country.

Head of the Yemeni Ansarullah rebel's delegation Hamza al-Houthi (L) gestures during a press conference on Yemen peace talks in Geneva on June 18, 2015 - Sputnik International
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"The aircraft of [Saudi-led] coalition have carried out five air raids against government objects in al-Jawf province. Some of missiles hit a market in al-Hazm, the province’s capital, that resulted in large numbers of victims," the source told Sputnik.

Yemen is suffering from a civil war between the Houthi ethnic group, the country's largest opposition faction, and government forces.

In late 2014, Houthis seized control of the capital Sanaa and several other cities, forcing President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi to flee the country.

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