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Saudi-led coalition air raid kills 31 in Yemen: Medics

The Saudi-led coalition carried out at least 12 air raids in north Yemen on Sunday
A man sits amid the rubble of his family house damaged in an air-strike by the Saudi-led coalition (AFP)

A Saudi-led coalition air raid struck a factory in northern Yemen on Sunday killing 17 civilians and 14 Houthi rebels, medics and witnesses said.

The raid targeted a bottled-water plant in Hajja, a province bordering Saudi Arabia. Most of the bodies transferred to the main public hospital in Hajja were charred, according to medics.

A similar air strike last month killed 65 civilians at residences of employees of a power plant in Mokha, according to Human Rights Watch.

Another attack on a dairy plant in the Red Sea port city of Hodeida in April left 35 civilians dead.

Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition on Sunday carried out at least 12 raids on rebel positions in northern Yemen, where the Houthis have their stronghold.

Four strikes took place in the central Baida province, witnesses said, and other air raids targeted rebel positions south of Sanaa.

The coalition in late March launched an air campaign against the Houthis in support of exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. 

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