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16 civilians killed in bombing of Arab coalition Houthi stronghold in Yemen

At least sixteen civilians were killed in airstrikes carried out by the Arab coalition in the last hours against the city of Saada, in northern Yemen and stronghold of the rebel movement hutíes.

The victims, mostly women and children, were in a house of Saada where they lived three families, reported the agency Yemeni news, Saba, controlled by hutíes.

The work of rescue teams to find survivors under the rubble was hampered by continuous and intense air strikes of the coalition.

Inhabitants of the neighborhood Al Baraka where stood the home of the victims, told Efe that still continues rubble removal to recover the bodies.

In another bombing coalition, recorded last night in the north of the capital Sana'a, four civilians were killed.

These attacks had targeted homes in the neighborhood Al Rauda, ​​near the Military Academy, which was bombed yesterday, witnesses said.

Bursts of bombings shook the northern suburbs of Sana'a, while plumes of black smoke rose from the Academy.

The director of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yemen (OCHA) Jamie McGoldrick, reported in Sana'a yesterday that around 10,000 people have died in the conflict in Yemen since March 2015, when it intervened Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia.

He also reported that about three million people have been forced to leave their homes and move to other areas of the country, while 200,000 have fled outside Yemen.

The conflict erupted when the rebel movement hutíes held in September 2014 the Yemeni capital and other provinces in the north and center of the country, forcing the Yemeni President Abdo Rabu Mansur Hadi, to flee to the southern city of Aden and there to Riyadh, where he lives with the members of his government.

The war escalated in March 2015 when Saudi Arabia at the head of an integrated Sunni countries and backed by the United States intervened directly in the conflict on the side of President Hadi military coalition.

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