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Saudi-led airstrike kills 35 in Yemen's capital

ANI  |  Sanaa [Yemen] 

At least 35 people were reportedly killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a hotel near a Houthi-run checkpoint north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday.

Citing officials, Xinhua news agency reported that the air strike occurred in Bait al-Edhari area of Arhab district, north of Sanaa.

The Houthis, who control Sanaa and northern Yemen, are fighting Yemen's internationally recognised government, which is backed by the Saudi-led military alliance in a war which has killed at least 10,000 people and unleashed a humanitarian disaster.

Yemen has been immersed in a violent conflict between President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi's and the Houthi Shia movement.

Houthi Shia movement is also known as Ansar Allah, which is backed by army units loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Since March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian countries has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi's request.

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First Published: Wed, August 23 2017. 17:22 IST