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Air strike kills Yemeni judge and family - residents

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 01:03

Residents say a Saudi-led coalition air strike has killed a Yemeni judge and his family in the capital Sanaa. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Death now roams the halls at the home of a Yemeni judge in Sanaa. Residents say a Saudi-led coalition air strike hit the home, killing Houthi-appointed judge Yahya Rubaid and seven members of his family. A neighbor says chaos ensued. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) NEIGHBOUR, MANAL MOHAMMED, SAYING: "The missile hit and the whole neighbourhood shook. The windows shattered and the doors broke apart. The women and children were panicking. There was a lot of smoke and dust, we couldn't breathe. There was so much smoke and it went dark like it was the end of the world." The family's deaths now add to the nearly 6,000 killed in the country's conflict... around half of them civilians, according to the UN. The Iran-allied Houthi rebels have controlled the capital since last March. The Gulf Arab forces and supporters of ousted President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi are trying to make their way back to Sanaa... but have been bogged down on the battlefield for months.

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Air strike kills Yemeni judge and family - residents

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 01:03