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Saudi-led air strikes kill 29 in Yemen capital Sanaa

Published 19/09/2015 | 12:24

People carry a body from the rubble of a house destroyed by an air strike at the old quarter of Yemen's capital Sanaa, September 19, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi
People carry a body from the rubble of a house destroyed by an air strike at the old quarter of Yemen's capital Sanaa, September 19, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi
People search for survivors under the rubble of a house destroyed by an air strike at the old quarter of Yemen's capital Sanaa, September 19, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi
People remove a body from the rubble of a house destroyed by an air strike at the old quarter of Yemen's capital Sanaa, September 19, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi
Tribesmen loyal to Yemen's government ride a truck in Marib city, the provincial capital of the central Yemeni province of Marib in this September 17, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Abdelhadi al-Ramahi/Files
Tribesmen loyal to Yemen's government ride a truck in Marib city, the provincial capital of the central Yemeni province of Marib, in this September 17, 2015 file picture. REUTERS/Abdelhadi al-Ramahi/Files
A group of soldiers trained by Emirati and Gulf Arab forces along with Yemeni tribesmen gather near a military base in the Yemeni frontline province of Marib in this September 14, 2015 file photo. YEMEN-SECURITY/MARIB REUTERS/Noah Browning/Files

The Saudi-led coalition's air strikes against Yemen's Shiite rebels and their allies have killed 29 people, including civilians, in the capital Sanaa, according to officials.

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The air strikes hit an apartment building in the centre of the capital, a Unesco world heritage site, killing a family of nine, said the security and medical officials, who remain neutral in the conflict that has divided the country's security forces.

One more civilian was killed and the search for more that may be buried under rubble is ongoing.

The rebels known as Houthis lost 19 fighters in the overnight attack.

Yemen is torn by ferocious fighting between the Houthis and their allies against the internationally recognised government's forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition.

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