Saudi-led airstrikes hit Sanaa just after UN envoy leaves city

Sanaa, June 6 (IANS) Yemenis on Wednesday assessed the damage left in the wake of a bombing on their neighbourhood allegedly carried out by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition that injured at least nine people, including two women, the media reported.

The strike targeted an area of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, which was overrun by Houthi rebels in 2015 after they ousted the Saudi and internationally-backed President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, who fled to the coastal city of Aden, having also spent time in Saudi Arabia, Efe news agency reported.

The bombing early Wednesday occurred just a few hours after the United Nations envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, had left the city following a round of talks.

Yemen’s civil war between Houthis and government soldiers has ground on for the best part of four years, displacing millions and plunging hundreds of thousands of children into abject poverty and disease.

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