Saudi-led coalition air strike kills 9 Yemeni civilians -residents

by Reuters
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 12:04 GMT

DUBAI, Aug 16 (Reuters) - An air strike by the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen killed nine civilians east of Sanaa on Tuesday, residents said, a day after aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres said an air strike hit one of its hospitals and killed 11 people.

The attack hit the home of a local leader of Yemen's armed Houthi group while he was not home and instead killed his father and eight members of the family, residents added.

Saudi Arabia's foes during more than a year of war, the Houthis are Yemen's dominant political force and are fighting against Saudi-backed loyalists of the country's exiled government in the Nehm district, where the strike occurred. (Writing By Noah Browning; editing by John Stonestreet)

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