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45 dead in Saudi-led raids on Yemen capital: medic


Sanaa: Twenty civilians were among at least 45 people killed in Saudi-led air strikes on the rebel-held armed forces headquarters in the Yemeni capital early today, a medic said. “At least 20 civilians and 25 soldiers and officers were killed” in four raids that hit the headquarters in the Tahrir residential neighbourhood in central Sanaa, the medic said.

The raids hit residential buildings, including five houses that were completely destroyed, witnesses said. The rebel-controlled Saba news agency said 44 people were killed and more than 100 wounded “including woman and children.”

Warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition carried out a string of strikes across Yemen today against positions of the Huthi Shiite rebels and allied forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.