Civilians Condemn Airstrikes For Creating Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen

April 22, 2015 8:27 PM

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Saudi-led airstrikes continued today in Yemen; this a day after Saudi Arabia announced it was scaling back the bombing campaign. The strikes are targeting Houthi rebels who control Yemen's capital. The U.S. and Saudi Arabia say the rebels are backed by Iran. Hundreds of civilians have been killed both by the airstrikes and in ground fighting between warring factions. NPR's Alice Fordham has been talking with Yemenis around the country about living through the violence.

ALICE FORDHAM, BYLINE: People in Yemen's capital, Sana'a, will remember forever the airstrike Monday that ripped a hole in one of the mountains that surrounds the ancient city.

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