Saudi strikes kill 38 civilians, wound 500 in Yemen: medics

Published April 21st, 2015 - 04:06 GMT

Saudi-led airstrikes conducted in Yemen's capital Monday night killed 38 civilians and injured 532, medics told AFP on Tuesday.

The death toll rose from the original count of 28 dead and about 300 wounded. The two strikes created powerful explosions that shook nearby neighborhoods and destroyed houses, according to AFP. 

On Tuesday witnesses in Sanaa said more warplanes hit positions of Houthis and former president Ali Abdullah Saleh supporters, who are accused of allying with the Houthis.

This is the fourth week of Saudi Arabia's campaign supporting the internationally recognized government against insurgents.  

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