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Yemen's education system latest victim of ongoing war

More than 2,000 schools out of 16,000 across Yemen have been destroyed by Saudi-led Arab coalition airstrikes or by internal fighting.
Boys are pictured in a damaged class of their school which was hit by Saudi-led air strikes last year, as schools open this week in Sanaa, the capital of war-torn Yemen October 5, 2016.  REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah - RTSQVP2
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SANAA, Yemen — Prior to July 2013, al-Fateh school provided primary education in the rural area of Manasseh ​​in al-Bayda governorate to the east of the capital Sanaa. But since then, the school has turned into a mere landmark of the already stumbling educational sector in Yemen.

In early July 2013, al-Qaeda gunmen occupied the school and turned it into a security center for the management of the inhabitants’ affairs. By then, al-Qaeda had been in control of large parts of al-Bayda governorate.

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