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Yemen: U.S.-Backed, Saudi-Led Airstrike Kills 41 North of Sana’a

HeadlineAug 24, 2017
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In Yemen, a U.S.-backed, Saudi-led airstrike north of the capital Sana’a killed at least 41 people Wednesday when it struck a hotel. Local doctors say the victims were farmers and that there were up to 100 people inside the hotel at the time of the attack. Some witnesses, however, told the AP the victims included Houthi rebels. The death toll is expected to rise, as more than a dozen bodies are still buried under the rubble. This is emergency worker Yehia Hussein.

Yehia Hussein: “The Saudi-American aggressors targeted the hotel where khat traders were staying. They were approximately 100 people in the hotel. We found 35 martyrs and some body parts belonging to the victims. There are almost 13 wounded, and the rest of the victims are still under the rubble.”

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