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    Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrike Kills Group of Militants in Yemeni Aden

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    A Saudi-led coalition killed 12 people, including civilians, in the northern part of Aden in Yemen, according to a source in local security forces.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A Saudi-led coalition killed a group of militants in the southern Yemeni city of Aden in an airstrike, a source in local security forces told Sputnik on Sunday.

    An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) killed 12 people, including civilians, in the northern part of Aden, the source said.

    Yemen is been engulfed in a military conflict between the government and Shiite Ansar Allah movement, also known as Houthi rebels, who have been supported by army units loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

    Aden is currently housing the government of Yemen, as country's capital of Sanaa is controlled by the Houthis. The city has seen regular clashes between the rival groups, as well as a number of terror attacks, resulting in numerous victims. On December 6, governor of Aden's province Jaafar Mohammed Saad, along with seven other people, was killed in the explosion.

    Since late March, a Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out airstrikes against Houthi positions at the request of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

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