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    Saudi-Led Coalition Launches 5 Airstrikes on Yemen's Sanaa - Source

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    A military source told Sputnik that the Saudi-led Arab coalition launched five airstrikes on Yemen's capital city of Sanaa.

    SANAA (Sputnik) — The Saudi-led Arab coalition launched five airstrikes on Yemen's capital city of Sanaa, a military source told Sputnik on Sunday.

    "Three airstrikes targeted positions of the missile forces on Fag Attan mountain in the capital city's west, while two airstrikes hit al-Nahdein mountain," the source said.

    The raids followed soon after an airstrike hit a funeral ceremony in Sanaa on Saturday reportedly killing 213 people. The coalition denied allegations of the Houthi rebels that it was involved in the attack.

    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 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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