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Sanaa residents assess Saudi air strike damage

Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 00:49

Residents in Yemen's capital assess damage by Arab air strikes which killed 15 people and wounded dozens across Yemen. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Saudi-led coalition air strikes killed 15 people and wounded dozens across Yemen late on Saturday, the Houthi-run Saba news agency reported. A day later, residents in capital Sanaa, assessed damage in a residential neighbourhood adjacent to a military base which was hit. At least five people were killed there and several others wounded, including children, the news agency said. The Saudi-led Sunni Arab coalition has been bombarding Iran-backed Houthi rebels and allied army units since March 26 in a campaign to restore President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power. Saudi-backed Hadi was pushed aside last year when Houthis advancing from their northern strongholds overran the government in Sanaa and went on to capture lands to the south. The Houthis are allied to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who still has the loyalty of much of the army. U.N.-sponsored talks in Geneva between Yemen's warring parties ended on Friday without agreement on a ceasefire. More than 2,800 people have been killed since March 26. The United Nations says more than 21 million people, or 80 percent of the population, are now estimated to be in need of some form of humanitarian aid, or protection, or both.

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Sanaa residents assess Saudi air strike damage

Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 00:49