14:17 GMT31 October 2020
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    The death toll from a Saudi airstrike on the funeral ceremony in Sanaa has risen to 82 people, with a further 534 injured, acting health minister in the Houthi-led administration in the Yemeni capital said.

    The death toll from a Saudi airstrike of the funeral ceremony in Sanaa has risen to 82 people, with a further 534 injured, acting health minister in the Houthi-led administration in the Yemeni capital said.

    Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government headed by Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and Houthi rebels since 2014. The Houthis are backed by army units loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

    Since March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian Gulf countries has been carrying out airstrikes against the opposition Houthis at the request of ousted Hadi.

    In August, the United Nations said that more than 10,000 civilians have been killed in Yemen since March 2015.

     

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