Saudis down new missile from Yemen rebels: state media

Frederick Owens
April 24, 2018

Air strikes by the coalition killed at least 20 people attending a wedding in a village in northwestern Yemen late on Sunday, residents and medical sources said.

Major blow: The death of Samad, who headed the group's highest political body in areas under their control, dealt a big blow to the Iran-backed Houthis in the three-year-old civil war that has killed more than 10,000 people and pushed millions to the brink of starvation.

The council, Yemen's top governing body, also appointed Mehdi Mohammad Hussein al-Mashat as its new chairman.

The Yemen war has killed more than 10,000 people, displaced more than 2 million and driven the country to the verge of starvation, according to the United Nations.

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He had been leaving a university in the Red Sea port city of Al Hudaydah when he and his entourage were targeted by three airstrikes, Abdel-Malik al-Houthi, the group's leader, said in a televised address.

The announcement was made on Al-Masirah TV and the Yemen News Agency a day after airstrikes struck a wedding party in northwestern Yemen, killing almost three dozen people and wounding several more.

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A Saudi-led coalition has been battling Iran-allied Shiite rebels known as Houthis since 2015 in a stalemated war that has killed more than 10,000 people.

Yemeni health officials state an air strike by the coalition in the nation's north hit hit a wedding party, the day, killing at least 15 individuals.

The groom and 45 other wounded people were brought to the local al-Jomhouri hospital, where officials appealed for people to donate blood.

Six of al-Samad's aides were also killed, al-Houthi said.

23 de abril de 2018, 16:27United Nations, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres condemned today two recent air strikes in Yemen, one on a wedding in Hajjah and another one on vehicles carrying civilians in Taizz. Airstrikes have hit weddings, busy markets, hospitals, and schools.

Saudi forces said they intercepted a rebel ballistic missile targeting its southern border city of Najran on Sunday, which set a farm ablaze, after another aimed at Jizan was shot down on Friday.

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