Thousands in Yemen protest airstrike that hit funeral hall and killed more than 140

October 9, 2016 9:24 PM

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Thousands of Yemenis marched in the capital Sana on Sunday to protest a Saudi-led coalition airstrike a day earlier that hit a funeral hall packed with hundreds of mourners, killing more than 140 people.

The casualty toll, given by a U.N. official, also mentioned more than 525 wounded in what was one of the deadliest single attacks of the country's civil war. The rebel-controlled Health Ministry gave a lower figure, saying that 115 bodies had been counted but that the number will likely rise because...

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