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Women and children rally for Houthis in Yemen

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 01:12

Dozens of women and children, supportive of Houthi fighters, take to the streets of Sanaa to protest against what they called Saudi ''aggression.'' Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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A show of support from women and children for Houthis fighters in Yemen. The protest in the capital city Sanaa came two days after a temporary ceasefire started following nearly seven weeks of air strikes and street battles throughout the country. Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition of Arab states backed by the West against Houthi rebels and forces loyal to Yemen's former leader Ali Abdullah Saleh. The coalition has been pounding the rebels since late March, aiming to restore the country's exiled President. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PROTESTER, SIHAM AL-ANSI, SAYING: "We came today to stop the brutal aggression on our Yemen, on our beloved nation, and to defend our rights. We, as the women and children of Yemen, are the most affected by this aggression." The truce follows mounting international concern that the air strikes and fighting are accelerating a humanitarian catastrophe in an already impoverished country.

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Women and children rally for Houthis in Yemen

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 01:12