Medics say Saudi-led airstrikes kill at least 31 civilians fleeing war in southern Yemen

June 17, 2015 9:08 AM

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SANAA, Yemen – Medical officials have raised the toll from Saudi-led airstrikes on a convoy of civilians fleeing the fighting in southern Yemen to 31, making it among the deadliest single attacks since the air campaign began nearly three months ago.

The officials say the attack took place early Wednesday in the northern outskirts of the southern port city of Aden, which has seen months of intense fighting between Shiite Houthi rebels and their opponents.

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