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25 killed in Saudi-led operation against Yemen's Houthis

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Saa/Riyadh/Cairo, March 26: Saudi Arabia’s warplanes raided military camps of the Shia Houthi group in Yemen’s capital Saa on Thursday, killing at least 25 civilians and wounding 50 others, as Riyadh led a joint Gulf Arab tions’ operation in the crisis-hit country. Warplanes struck the al-Dailamy air force base in northern Saa and destroyed the runway, adjacent to the civil airport, a defence ministry official told Xinhua news agency, declining to be med. The strikes also targeted weapons depots at a missile base in the southern part of Saa, which is controlled by the army loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has sided with the Houthis rebels. Rescue personnel found at least 15 houses in the civilian compound of the air base destroyed in the air raid. They said they found 25 bodies till Thursday afternoon, and that more victims may be recovered after debris was removed. (IANS)

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