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    At Least 24 Killed in Saudi-Led Coalition's Strike in Northern Yemen Reports

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    An airstrike conducted by the forces of the Saudi-led coalition in Northern Yemen against the of the Houthi movement resulted in the death of at least 24 people, media reported Sunday, citing a local doctor.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The airstrike hit the market in the Saada governorate, while the civilians were present at the site, the Houthi movement's Saba news agency reported.

    The Saada governorate is a stronghold of the Ansar Allah movement, also known as the Houthi rebels.

    Yemen has been suffering from a brutal conflict between the government and the Houthi movement backed by army units loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh since 2014. In March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian Gulf countries started carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at the request of the Yemeni authorities.

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