01:11 GMT21 September 2020
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    The deadly Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on Yemen's Houthi-held capital of Sanaa show no signs of abating, according to the latest tweets by residents of the Yemeni capital.

    The latest tweets from residents of Yemen's capital city Sanaa have confirmed that the Saudi-led coalition has intensified its airstrikes on the city, which had already been hit by previous air raids; scores of people are feared dead.

    The fresh strikes came few days after at least even civilians were killed in the air raids, according to independent security and health officials cited by media reports.

    In the past couple of days, Sanaa's Al-Nahda neighborhood has reportedly seen intense airstrikes as the Saudis and their partners targeted Houthis' homes, weapons depots, and camps.

    Yemen is currently embroiled in an armed conflict pitting the Houthis fighting for former President Ali Abdullah Saleh against fighters loyal to exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

    In September 2014, the Houthis managed to take control of Sanaa's government buildings, in what was followed by their advance across Yemen.

    This prompted a Saudi-led and US-backed coalition, which mainly includes Gulf nations, to launch airstrikes on Houthi positions in Yemen that have been continuing since March 2015.

    In June, the United Nations described the war in Yemen as a humanitarian crisis of the most severe category, assigning it Level Three.

    According to media reports, more than 3,000 people have already been killed and one million more displaced since the beginning of the crisis in March.

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