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5 civilians killed in Yemen

International Desk
25 November 2020, Wed
Published: 01:56

5 civilians killed in Yemen

At least five civilians have been killed and seven others injured in an explosion in western Yemen, a government-backed militia said on Tuesday, reports Yeni Safak.

In a statement, the Giants Brigades, which is fighting the Iran-backed Houthis, accused the rebels of planting explosives on an unpaved road between At-Tuhayta and Al-Khawkha districts, southern Al-Hudaydah province.

A woman and a child have been among those dead, it said, adding that the injured moved to a hospital.

Yemen has been beset by violence since 2014, when the Houthis overran much of the country, including the capital Sanaa.

The crisis escalated in 2015 as a Saudi-led military coalition launched a devastating air campaign aimed at rolling back Houthi territorial gains.

Thousands of people have been killed in the conflict, which is seen as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

The Middle Eastern country is facing "the world's worst humanitarian crisis," according to the UN, and many people do not have the essentials they need to survive such as food and water.

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