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Saudi-led airstrike kills Yemeni TV director, family



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Saudi-led airstrike kills Yemeni TV director, family

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SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni security officials and witnesses say an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition killed a TV director, his wife, and three children in their home in Sanaa.

The officials said the Wednesday airstrike levelled Mounir al-Hakimi's two-story house and sparked a fire fueled by chemicals being stored in the building.

Al-Hakimi's house is located near the presidential palace in the Yemeni capital. Shiite Houthi rebels captured Sanaa in September 2014 and control much of the country's north.

Yemen has been mired in a conflict pitting the Houthis against the internationally-backed government. A Saudi-led coalition allied with the government began launching airstrikes against the Houthis in March 2015.

More than 5,800 people have been killed in the conflict, according to the United Nations.

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