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Airstrikes on Yemen intensify, shatter hope for peace

The latest Saudi-led airstrikes against Houthi positions in the Yemeni capital Sanaa have ended all hopes for peace as the war-torn country braces for the coronavirus pandemic.

A barrage of Saudi airstrikes hit Houthi-held territories in Yemen March 29 and 30 as the war has entered its sixth year. Saudi warplanes bombed various locations in Sanaa, including the military academy. Reports have put the Sanaa strikes on March 30 alone at 25. Other air raids pounded multiple locations in Hodeidah as well as Amran and Saada governorates.

The escalation means continued war and suffering in Yemen. While the Saudi-led Arab coalition justifies the extensive aerial bombing to fend off what it calls the imminent Houthi threat, the Houthis say have been acting to defend themselves and the areas under their control.

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