Airstrikes continue in Yemen despite truce

Published July 26th, 2015 - 10:26 GMT

Warplanes have carried out airstrikes near the Yemeni capital Sanaa. The raid on the Houthi-controlled city comes hours before a truce will come into force.

At least 120 people have been killed by the raids.

A bomb exploded underneath a passenger bus in Sana’a, killing three people and wounding five according to police. The incident happened in the Dar Selm area of the capital.

Declared by the Saudi-led coalition the five-day ceasefire is due to come into force at midnight Sunday, with the aim of allowing crucial humanitarian aid to be delivered.

In a country of 25 million people, aid agencies say now 80 percent are in need of some form of aid.

The Saudi-led coalition has been bombing Houthi fighters allied to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh since March 26.

The UN children’s agency says at least 365 children have been killed, and 485 have been injured since the raids began.


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