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Airstrikes in Yemen kill at least 15

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/13/17, 10:54 am

Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen late Tuesday and early Wednesday killed at least 15 people and injured more than 30 others. The airstrikes, which took place in the rebel-held capital of Sanaa, targeted a military police camp. Mohammed al-Aqel, one of the guards at the camp, told the AFP news agency there were at least five airstrikes that damaged several buildings and a perimeter wall. The death count is expected to rise, as dozens of people remain trapped under rubble, according to eyewitnesses.The U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition has been fighting the Iran-backed Houthi rebels since 2015. The coalition last week stepped up attacks against the rebels after they killed former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

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Onize Ohikere

Onize is WORLD's Africa reporter. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and earned a journalism degree from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Onize resides in Abuja, Nigeria. Follow her on Twitter @onize_ohiks.

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