30 civilians killed in Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen

2015-09-21 19:58

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Sana'a - At least 30 civilians were killed and 20 wounded on Monday in air strikes carried out by a Saudi-led alliance in western Yemen, local sources said.

The coalition struck Hajjah province a second and third time, the sources said, one hour after an initial strike on an empty security building left no casualties but prompted citizens to hurry to the scene.

The number of casualties is expected to rise because some victims are still buried under rubble, they said.

Search operations have not yet begun because people fear further air strikes would target the same site again, according to the sources.

Earlier in the day, four air strikes had targeted a cement factory in the area, killing three.

Hajjah province is located on the border with Saudi Arabia, 123km northwest of the capital, Sana'a.

At least 57 civilians were killed and 130 wounded on Saturday and Sunday as the Saudi-led air campaign pummelled areas held by Houthi rebels.

More than 4 500 people have been killed in Yemen's conflict since March, UN agencies said.

In March, Saudi Arabia and its fellow Sunni partners began an air campaign in Yemen after the mostly Shi'ite Houthi rebels advanced on the southern city of Aden, forcing internationally recognised President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi to flee the country.

Houthis, who hail from Yemen's far north, control large parts of the impoverished country, including Sana'a.

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