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Air strikes in north Yemen kill at least 14: witnesses, rebels

AFP  |  Sanaa 

Saudi-led coalition air strikes on a marketplace and house in rebel-held northern have left at least 14 people dead, witnesses and a rebel-run agency said today.

An eyewitness in the northern province of told AFP that 12 people had been killed in strikes on the marketplace on yesterday evening, including women.

The rebel-run agency Saba gave the same toll and accused the coalition of using cluster bombs in that attack in Kataf city.

In the Baqim district of province, two people were killed in a Saudi-led air strike on a house, another witness said.

Saba gave the same toll and said that separate strikes on a house near the Saudi border had left another two people dead although there was no independent confirmation.

leads a coalition that intervened in in March 2015 with the stated aim of rolling back Huthi rebel gains and restoring the country's internationally recognised to power.

More than 9,000 people have been killed in since then, according to the

is a stronghold of the Iran-backed Huthis who continue to hold large swathes of territory in the north including the capital

In early November, the coalition tightened a blockade on Yemeni ports and airports in response to a missile fired by the Shiite Huthis that was intercepted near

The country is facing what the has described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 18:15 IST