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    UN Chief Condemns Apparent Airstrikes Killing 32 Civilians in Yemen

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    Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the recent airstrike in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the recent airstrike in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa that killed 32 and injured 41 civilians.

    "The Secretary-General is concerned about the continuing intense airstrikes and ground fighting in Yemen despite his repeated calls for a cessation of hostilities. In this regard, he strongly condemns the apparent airstrike on 27 February 2016 that hit Khaleq market, in Nahem District in Sana’a, killing at least 32 civilians and injuring at least 41 civilians," the United Nations said in a statement said on Sunday.

    The statement added that the death toll was among the highest from a single bombing since September 2015.

    Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government headed by Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and Houthi rebels since 2014.

    In March, 2015, a Saudi-led coalition of Arab states began airstrikes against Houthi positions in Yemen at the request of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

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