At least 40 people die and dozens are wounded in an airstrike on a market in Yemen.
- At least 40 dead
- 30 wounded
- The majority are civilians
- 6000 killed in conflict so far – UN
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Rebel forces in Yemen have accused a Saudi-led coalition of targeting a market near the capital, Sanaa.
At least 40 people died in the attack. Dozens have been injured.
Iranian-allied Houthi rebels say military jets from the opposing Arab coalition hit a market in Sanaa province, north-east of the capital.
Houthi rebel forces say coalition military jets launched missiles which hit the busy market.
There has been no comment so far from the coalition.
- Rebels captured Sanaa in September 2014
- Hadi government forced into exile
- Coalition air strikes began in March 2015
The Saudi-led alliance is fighting the shi’ite Houthis, as well as forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
They want to drive the rebels back and restore the internationally-recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
The conflict began after Houthi rebels advanced on the southern port of Aden, where Hadi was based.
The Houthis and Saleh accuse the coalition of launching a war of aggression.
Why is Saudi Arabia involved?
Saudi Arabia sees the Houthis as a proxy for Iran, its main regional adversary.
How many have been killed in the fighting?
The UN says nearly 6,000 people have died as a result of the conflict so far.
In addition, hundreds of thousands have been displaced.
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