Air strike on Yemen market kills 30 rebels, civilians

2016-02-27 22:02

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Sanaa – At least 30 rebels and civilians were killed on Saturday when warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition struck a market northeast of the rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa, witnesses said.

The air strike targeted three rebel vehicles as they entered a market in the town of Naqil bin Ghaylan, killing at least 30 Huthi insurgents and civilians, one tribal source in the area said.

The rebel-controlled Saba news agency gave a higher death toll, saying that 60 civilians were killed and wounded in the attack but it did not mention any casualties among fighters.

The attack hit Khulaqa market, which is known for selling qat, a mild narcotic that is chewed throughout Yemen, witnesses said.

The area is part of the Nehm region, where coalition-backed loyalists have been advancing against the rebels as they try to march on Sanaa.

The coalition launched late March 2015 an air campaign against Iran-backed rebels in support of the UN-recognised President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.


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