Yemen: 71 civilians killed in last 48 hours in air raids by a Saudi-led military coalition

At least 71 civilians have been killed in the last 48 hours in air raids carried out by a Saudi-led military coalition targeting Houthi rebels in Yemen, residents and local media say.

Residents told Al Jazeera that several air strikes rained down on the capital, Sanaa, early on Monday, killing at least 11 people, including three children and two women.

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Abdul Malek al-Fadhl, a pro-Houthi activist, said two buildings were flattened in Hay Asr, a residential neighborhood to the west of Sanaa, as coalition raids targeted the home of Mohammed al-Raimi, a local Houthi leader.

Fadhl said warplanes also targeted Raimi’s car as he tried to flee, and first responders who tried to reach the victims.

The Houthi-run Al Masirah TV network said at least eight civilians, including two women, were killed in strikes in Hodeidah province, 226km west of Sanaa, while four civilians were killed in raids on a government building in the central province of Dhamar.

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