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Death Toll in Yemeni Conflict Tops 6,000, Some 15,000 Injured

© AP Photo / Hani MohammedA man cries after some of his relatives were killed in a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015.
A man cries after some of his relatives were killed in a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. - Sputnik International
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A year-long armed conflict in Yemen has killed over 6,000 people and injured some 15,000, Yemeni Public Health and Population Minister Nasser Baum told Sputnik Arabic on Thursday.

KHARTUM (Sputnik) — The death toll has risen steadily since last March when a Saudi-led Arab coalition began bombing opposition positions from air and sea.

"The number of people injured in the Aden, Al Houta, Abyan and Dhale governorates has reached 12,500, most of them have been treated inside the country," Baum said. "Some 2,300 people have been injured in the Marib governorate and on the northeastern front."

People gather at the site of a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen's capital Sanaa September 22, 2015. Warplanes from a Saudi-led alliance bombed two houses in Yemen's capital on Tuesday, killing at least 20 people, medics and local officials said - Sputnik International
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"Overall more than 6,000 people have died across Yemen," the health minister told Sputnik Arabic, adding that 1,008 people died in the flashpoint governorates.

Yemen has been engulfed in a civil war between the Houthi armed opposition faction and troops who remain loyal to displaced President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi. The Saudi-led forces began bombing Houthi positions after Hadi asked Riyadh to intervene.

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