Heavy airstrikes across Yemen; 10 civilians killed
Shiite rebels known as Houthis bury a fellow Houthi who was killed in a Saudi-led airstrike during his funeral in Sanaa - AP

SANAA: Yemeni officials and witnesses say heavy airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounded positions of Shiite rebels and allied forces, killing not only rebel fighters but at least 10 civilians in northern Yemen.

Explosions rocked the capital Sanaa, the southern city of Aden and the provinces of Lahj and Jouf early Friday morning, officials and witnesses said.

In the northern city of Saada, the stronghold of the Shiite rebels also known as Houthis, at least 10 civilians were killed as airstrikes targeted rebels’ positions, witnesses said. It was not immediately possible to verify the witnesses account.

Officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.


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