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Civilians flee Yemeni capital amid Saudi-led airstrikes
Civilians flee Yemeni capital amid Saudi-led airstrikes

A Saudi Arabia-led coalition pounded Yemen’s capital with airstrikes early Monday, triggering an exodus by panicked civilians. In the country’s south, rebel Houthis pressed ahead with their bid to seize the port city of Aden, the country’s commercial hub. Meanwhile, witnesses reported dozens of civilian casualties when a camp for the displaced in northwestern Yemen, near the Saudi border, came under bombardment. Yemen has spiraled into chaos amid the Houthi offensive, which began last year. The capital, Sana, fell to the Shiite Muslim rebels months ago, and in recent weeks the Houthis have redoubled their push to seize territory in the south and elsewhere. ...

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