- Title: Air strikes near Houthi checkpoint kill 35 in Yemen
- Date: 23rd August 2017
- Summary: DEAD BODY TRAPPED IN BUILDING WITH HIS HEAD AND ARM HANGING OUTSIDE / BLOODSTAIN ON WALL DEAD BODY TRAPPED IN BUILDING WITH LEGS HANGING FROM BUILDING MORE OF DEAD BODY TRAPPED IN BUILDING WITH HIS HEAD AND ARM HANGING OUTSIDE / BLOODSTAIN ON WALL
- Embargoed: 6th September 2017 12:22
- Keywords: Yemen 35 people killed 13 wounded in air strikes checkpoint of Houthi armed movement two strikes hit small hotel Arhab area Sanaa
- Location: ARHAB DISTRICT, SANAA, YEMEN
- City: ARHAB DISTRICT, SANAA, YEMEN
- Country: Yemen
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA0026VDOEH3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES
At least 35 people were killed in air strikes that hit a hotel near a Houthi-controlled checkpoint north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday (August 23), a medic and a Houthi-run television station said, blaming the attack on Saudi-led coalition forces.
The roof of the hotel collapsed, leaving at least two bodies dangling from the building in the Arhab area, about 20 km (13 miles) from Sanaa, a Reuters witness said.
Al-Masira TV, which is run by the Houthi armed movement that controls northern Yemen, said at least 41 "martyrs" or "victims" had been killed in the attack. It did not immediately make a direct reference to civilians or fighters.
A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, which is fighting the Iranian-allied Houthis in Yemen, said the alliance was collecting information on the incident, without elaborating.
The Houthis, who hold Sanaa and northern Yemen, are fighting Yemen's internationally-recognized government, which is backed by the Saudi-led military alliance in a war which has killed at least 10,000 and unleashed a humanitarian disaster. The United States and Britain provide arms and logistical assistance to the alliance for its campaign.
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