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At least 12 villagers and rescuers were killed, in Saudi-led air strikes, on a school and mosque, in the western outskirts of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, Saturday morning, residents and medics said.

Nine villagers were killed in the first air strike, in Bani Yousuf village, of al-Haimah al-Kharijyah district, at dawn, a medical official said, adding that, a second strike hit the area minutes later, as rescuers were hurrying to help, killing three of them.

This is the latest in a series of air strikes against Yemeni civilians, since the war started in Mar, 2015.

On Jan 2, the coalition killed six civilians, in air strikes on a residential quarter in Sakeen district, of the northern Yemeni province of Saada, according to residents and rescuers.

The coalition has been fighting the dominant Houthi rebels, which have seized control of most of northern Yemen, including the capital Sanaa, since Sept, 2014, to restore power to the expelled but internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.


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