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Saudi-led raid kills 11 Houthis in Yemen

An ammunition dump was also destroyed in the airstrikes.

Saudi-led raid kills 11 Houthis in Yemen File photo

By Safiye Karabacak

MARIB, Yemen

A Saudi-led coalition airstrike killed 11 Houthis in the Yemen capital Sanaa, military sources said on Thursday.

According to the "September Net" website owned by Yemeni military, coalition forces conducted airstrikes against Houthi sites in Sanaa's Arhab district.

In addition to the dead, the airstrikes left several others wounded and destroyed two tanks along with one ammunition dump, said the military.

Yemen fell into civil war in 2014 when Houthi rebels overran Sanaa and much of the country, forcing the internationally recognized government to flee to Saudi Arabia.

In 2015, Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched a massive air campaign aimed at rolling back Houthi gains in Yemen.

According to UN officials, more than 10,000 people have been killed in the war, while more than 11 percent of the country’s population has been displaced as a direct result of the conflict.

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