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Arab coalition air strikes kill 9 civilians in Yemen

REUTERS
Published Sep 25, 2016, 1:28 pm IST
Updated Sep 25, 2016, 1:28 pm IST
The coalition, which began operations in Yemen in March last year, has repeatedly said it does not target civilians.
At least nine people were killed in Arab coalition air strikes in Houthi-controlled Ibb city, Yemen. (Photo: AFP/Representational)
 At least nine people were killed in Arab coalition air strikes in Houthi-controlled Ibb city, Yemen. (Photo: AFP/Representational)

Ibb: Arab coalition air strikes killed nine people in Houthi-controlled city in central Yemen late on Saturday, medical sources and residents in the area told Reuters.

Nine people were also wounded in the attack on several areas of the city and its outskirts, they said, adding the nine dead included three children and their parents.

 

A spokesman for the Saudi-led alliance of Arab countries could not immediately be contacted.

The coalition, which began operations in Yemen in March last year to try to reverse the rise to power of the Iran-allied Houthi group, has repeatedly said it does not target civilians.

UN-sponsored talks to try to end the fighting that has killed more than 10,000 people collapsed in failure last month and the Houthi movement and allied forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh resumed shelling into neighboring Saudi Arabia.

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Location: Yemen, Ibb, Ibb




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