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Saudi airstrikes kill 15 civilians in Yemeni capital

Yemeni officials say Saudi airstrikes have killed 15 civilians in country's capital, Sanaa

Saudi airstrikes kill 15 civilians in Yemeni capital

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni officials say airstrikes by the Saudi-coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen have killed more than 15 people from the same family in the capital, Sanaa.

The security and medical officials, who remain neutral in a conflict that has splintered the country, said Monday's airstrikes hit a building in the Sanaa neighborhood of al-Hasba, destroying it and also damaging nearby buildings. They say the home that was hit was next to a rebel-controlled building, which appeared to be the intended targeted.

Yemen has been torn by a ferocious war pitting Iran-backed rebels, known as Houthis, and their allies against internationally-recognized pro-government forces.

The conflict has killed over 2,100 civilians, according to the United Nations.

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to reporters.

Updated : 2021-09-24 19:46 GMT+08:00