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    Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrikes in Yemen's Capital Leave 14 Dead, 15 Wounded

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    According to a medical source, a total of 14 people were killed and over a dozen injured in airstrikes carried out Friday by the Saudi-led coalition on the Yemeni.

    SANAA (Sputnik) A total of 14 people were killed and over a dozen injured in airstrikes carried out Friday by the Saudi-led coalition on the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, a medical source told Sputnik.

    "Aviation of the international coalition carried out four air strikes on the residential area of Atan in the south-west of the capital on Friday morning. A total of 14 people, including six children and two women, were killed and 15 others were wounded," the source said, adding that two houses were completely destroyed, while six other were damaged.

    On Wednesday, media reported that at least 71 civilians were either killed or injured in airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition also near the country's capital, which is under the control of rebels from the Shia Houthi movement.

    Yemen has been engulfed in a violent conflict between the government headed by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Houthi Shia movement, also known as Ansar Allah, backed by army units loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh since 2015. The Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian Gulf countries has started carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi's request in March of the same year.

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