Suspected Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen kills 26

A Yemeni health official said Wednesday that a suspected Saudi-led coalition airstrike has killed at least 26 people, including children, in the country's north.

Abdellah Ezi said Wednesday's attack wounded nine others after it struck a small hotel in a market in northern Saada province, which lies on the border with Saudi Arabia. Ezi is the head of the health directorate of Saada, a stronghold of Iran-backed Shiite rebels known as Houthis.

The coalition couldn't be immediately reached for comment.

International rights groups have accused the coalition of bombing civilian gatherings, markets, hospitals and residential areas across Yemen since the beginning of its air campaign against the Houthis in March 2015.

The stalemated war has killed more than 10,000 civilians and pushed the Arab world's poorest country to the brink of famine.

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