Civilians injured in Saudi-led strikes on Yemen capital

Civilians injured in Saudi-led strikes on Yemen capital

By: || Updated: 11 Nov 2017 09:35 AM

Sanaa [Yemen], November 11 (ANI): At least three civilians were reportedly injured in Saudi-led air strikes, which hit Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa late Friday.

According to media reports, the airstrikes hit a residential area near the ministry of defence building, which had been targeted just before.

A number of houses were also reportedly damaged in the strike.

This comes as Saudi Arabia recently intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen near the capital, Riyadh.

Yemen's Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for firing the ballistic missile.

Yemen has been immersed in a violent conflict between President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi's government and the Houthi Shia movement.

Since March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian Gulf countries has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi's request.

According to the UN, from March 2015 to March 2017, 16,200 people have been killed in Yemen, including 10,000 civilians. (ANI)

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