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Saudi-Led Coalition’s Airstrike Kills Several Houthi Leaders in Yemen

Houthi loyalists protested on Tuesday against a Saudi-led coalition airstrike that hit a hospital operated by Doctors Without Borders the day before. Credit Khaled Abdullah/Reuters
Houthi loyalists protested on Tuesday against a Saudi-led coalition airstrike that hit a hospital operated by Doctors Without Borders the day before. Credit Khaled Abdullah/Reuters
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Several leaders of the Houthi rebels were killed by the Saudi-led coalition’s airstrike close to the Yemen-Saudi border, local media reported Tuesday.

Coalition’s attacks hit the cave where the leaders were hiding on Sunday, Al Arabiya broadcaster reported. Coalition’s command has not confirmed the information yet.

Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government headed by Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and Houthi rebels, the country’s main opposition force. The Houthis are backed by army units loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

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

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