Saudi airstrikes kills 41 civilians in Yemen

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People hold Yemeni flags during an anti-Saudi rally protesting the Saudi-led military operations, outside the UN offices in Sana'a, Yemen, 14 March 2016.

According to the UN, during February, a total of at least 168 civilians were killed and 193 injured in Yemen. Around two-thirds of the civilian casualties caused by the coalition airstrikes


Saudi-led air strikes killed 41 civilians and wounded 75 others on Tuesday, according to a report by Reuter’s news agency.

Saudi Arabia, and its allies in the Middle East and North Africa, perform airstrikes in Yemen, targeting areas controlled by the Shia Yemeni rebels known as the Houthis. The rebels, who is believed to be backed by Iran, together with some of Yemen’s security forces loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh overthrew the US and Saudi Arabia supported Yemeni...


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