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Death toll from Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen reaches 18

Published 22/09/2016

A building is seen damaged by a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen (AP)
A building is seen damaged by a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen (AP)

Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition have bombed civilian homes in a Red Sea port city and killed at least 18 people, a Yemeni health official said.

Sami Motair, a medical official at al-Thawra hospital in Hodeidah, said scores of bodies were buried under at least three houses that the missiles hit in a neighbourhood known as Indians Alley.

He said that he expects the death toll to rise as more bodies are uncovered.

The Wednesday air strikes targeted the so-called presidential palace in the city earlier in the day.

The Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out air strikes against Yemen's Houthi rebels and their allies since March 2015.

AP

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