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Saudi airstrikes kill 15 civilians in Yemeni capital

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Yemeni officials say airstrikes by the Saudi-coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen have killed more than 15 people from the same family in the capital, Sanaa.


   The security and medical officials, who remain neutral in a conflict that has splintered the country, said Monday's airstrikes hit a building in the Sanaa neighborhood of al-Hasba, destroying it and also damaging nearby buildings. They say the home that was hit was next to a rebel-controlled building, which appeared to be the intended targeted.


   Yemen has been torn by a ferocious war pitting Iran-backed rebels, known as Houthis, and their allies against internationally-recognized pro-government forces.


   The conflict has killed over 2,100 civilians, according to the United Nations.


   All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to reporters.

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