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Saudi-led coalition in Yemen denies civilians targeted in Saada airstrike

The Houthi group said 13 civilians, including four children, were killed in a coalition airstrike Monday.
People walk at the scene of an air strike that hit a gas station near a hospital in Kutaf district of the northwestern province of Saada, Yemen March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Naif Rahma - RC1B84944380

The Saudi-led coalition denied accusations from Houthi rebels that one of its airstrikes killed civilians in northern Yemen.

The Iran-aligned Houthi authorities said a coalition airstrike hit a vehicle carrying civilians in Saada province, killing 13 people, four of whom were children. Reuters reported that a statement from the coalition said its strike Monday was "legitimate" because the vehicle was carrying armed Houthis. 

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