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Bombing kills dozens at a market in Yemen

Bombing kills dozens at a market in Yemen
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By Catherine Hardy with Reuters, AFP, Saba
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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

The news

FOOTAGE:
Aftermath Of #Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrikes On #Khlqa Market In East #Sanaa, #Yemen. #TerrorMonitorpic.twitter.com/wDTI7Rg87G

— Terrormonitor.org (@Terror_Monitor) February 28, 2016

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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.

The context

  • 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.

In pictures

Air strike on Yemen market kills 30 rebels, civilians: witnesses https://t.co/HMHmChPqAXpic.twitter.com/JgmmKNnJ0T

— AFP news agency (@AFP) February 27, 2016

At least 30 people killed in #Saudi coalition airstrike on market near #Yemen capital #Sanaahttps://t.co/HQC21nEYxxpic.twitter.com/qoGL7YNWPI

— Donatella Rovera (@DRovera) February 28, 2016

Saudi-led coalition bombs civilian market in Yemen, at least 40 dead and 30 wounded https://t.co/3d7mI4g73kpic.twitter.com/KODFLwtV5G

— Anonymous Operations (@AnonOpsSE) February 27, 2016

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