Suspected Saudi-led air strike kills 13 at Yemen wedding

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SANAA: A suspected Saudi-led air strike killed at least 13 people at a wedding in a rebel-held town in Yemen, witnesses and the rebels said on Thursday, even as United Nations peace efforts made headway. There was no immediate comment from the Saudi-led coalition, which has come under mounting criticism from human rights groups for the civilian death toll from the bombing campaign it has waged against the rebels since March. It was the second alleged coalition strike on a Yemeni wedding party in just over a week. The new raid hit a house where dozens of people were celebrating the wedding on Wednesday evening in the town of Sanban, 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of the capital Sanaa, residents said. “Coalition warplanes launched the attack. The house was completely destroyed,” said witness and local resident Taha al-Zuba.

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