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Saudi-led coalition air raid kills 45 in Yemen
Published : Tuesday, 31 March, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 26

SANAA, Mar 30 : An air strike killed dozens of people at a camp for displaced people in northwest Yemen on Monday, aid workers said, as Arab warplanes bombard rebels around the country.
The International Organization for Migration said 45 internally displaced people had been killed and 65 wounded at the Al-Mazrak camp in Hajja province.
A Saudi-led Arab coalition has been pounding rebel positions in Yemen since early Thursday. It has vowed to keep up the raids until the Iran-backed rebels abandon their insurrection against President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, who has fled to Riyadh.
Warplanes carried out a fifth night of air strikes around the capital Sanaa, an AFP correspondent reported. Positions held by the Huthi rebels and soldiers of the renegade Republican Guard overlooking the presidential palace were believed to have been targeted.
The Huthis are backed as well by army units loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who stepped down in 2012 after a year of bloody protests in the deeply tribal country, where Al-Qaeda is active.
A Hadi aide confirmed the president had dismissed Saleh, who was appointed to the post after his father's overthrow but is believed to have remained in Yemen.
The Huthis and allied renegade military units have overrun much of Yemen and prompted Hadi to flee what had been his last remaining refuge in the main southern city Aden. Hadi has branded the Huthis the "puppet" of Tehran, and the prospect of an Iran-backed regime seizing the impoverished Arabian Peninsula state has alarmed its neighbours.     ?AFP










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