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Saudi-led strikes hit market in Yemen, 45 killed

Warplanes of the Saudi-led Arab coalition launched airstrikes that mistakenly hit a public market in the northeastern parts of Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Saturday, killing about 45 civilians, residents told a news agency.

One of the Sanaa-based residents said over phone that “several Saudi-led airstrikes directly struck people gathered in a crowded market in Nehm district of Sanaa province and killed about 45 civilians while 50 others were injured at the scene.”

Witnesses confirmed that “the air bombing targeted the popular market in Nehm at first and then returned back to hit the rescuers in double tap airstrikes.”

Meanwhile, fierce armed confrontations are still going on between pro-government forces and the Shiite Houthi rebels in the district of Nehm and others areas overlooking Sanaa. 

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