Dozens killed in fresh Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen's capital

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Medics and a rebel security source confirmed at least nine people had died in the strike, but the Al-Massira television channel run by the Houthi rebels, who control the capital, said the airstrike had killed 14 civilians including six children, blaming the Saudi-led coalition for the strike. At least 16 civilians were killed in today's strikes, against targets in the city's south, with at least seven children among the slain.

An airstrike by coalition forces hit a hotel in Sanaa Governorate earlier this week and, on the same day, a second strike hit a guesthouse used by farm workers, she says.

The contention threatens to undermine their alliance against the coalition seeking to dislodge them from the capital and restore the internationally recognized government of President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi to power.

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The attack was the latest by the coalition, which has been waging a relentless air campaign against Yemen's Houthi fighters for the past two years, AP reported.

According to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), over 3 million people have fled their homes since the onset of the Yemen conflict, and more than 20 million throughout the country are in need of humanitarian assistance. "Attacks targeting civilians or civilian objects are prohibited under worldwide humanitarian law, which also prohibits indiscriminate or disproportionate attacks".

The hotel was a guest house usually used by farm workers, said United Nations refugee agency spokesman William Spindler.

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The rebel grouping controls much of northern Yemen, including Sanaa.

A dead girl carried from the site of an strike in Sanaa.

The United Nations' human rights office is calling on Yemeni authorities to investigate the deaths of dozens of civilians, mostly from recent airstrikes involving the Saudi-led coalition.

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The Saudi-led coalition entered Yemen's war in 2015 in support of the government against the rebels, who are in a fragile alliance allied with troops loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Those attacks killed more than 30 people.

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