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Air strike 'kills 12 civilians' in Yemen

Air strike 'kills 12 civilians' in Yemen
From Al Jazeera - September 17, 2017

Twelve Yemeni civilians including women and children have been killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition northeast of the capital Sanaa, an official, residents and rebel media said.

The attack, which residents said claimed the lives four children and two women, hit a vehicle in the Hareeb al-Qarameesh district, about 70km from Sanaa, the capital, on Saturday.

All the passengers were killed in the strike, reported Saba news agency, which is run by the Houthi rebels.

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Hareeb al-Qarameesh is controlled by the Iranian-backed Houthis, who have held control over Sanaa and northwestern parts of Yemen for the past three years.

The Saudi-headed coalition, which supports Yemen's internationally recognised government, has been at war with the Houthis since March 2015.

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