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Yemen officials: Deadly rebels strike hits base near Aden Yemen

AP  |  Sanaa 

Yemeni officials say a rebel airstrike has hit a parade outside the southern port city of Aden, killing several troops from the Saudi-led coalition.

The pro-rebel website al-Masirah said Thursday's strike was carried out by a drone that targeted "invaders and mercenaries" at in the southern province of Lahj, leaving "dozens of dead and wounded."

officials say the dead and wounded include "officers and senior leaders," which in southern contain a strong contingent from the

Saudi put the death toll at five.

The officials spoke anonymously as they weren't authorized to talk to reporters.

The strike is a blow to peace efforts after a cease-fire was signed for the key port city of last month.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 13:45 IST