Airstrikes on Yemen hotel kill 35 people - aid agency (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

Yemen Blames Its Civil War On Iran, Says Can't Be Part Of Solution

They took control of Yemen's capital, Sanaa, in late 2015 and seized large swaths of territory.

Hussein al-Tawil, head of the Sanaa branch of Yemen's Red Crescent, confirmed the death toll as rescuers continued to pull bodies from the rubble.

The news agency also noted that at least six people were killed and 15 others injured as result of the attack on the Sanhan district, located southeast of the Yemeni capital. The Saudi-led coalition joined the civil war in March 2015 and United Nations investigators have linked its bombings to thousands of civilian deaths.

An official with an global aid organisation confirmed to AFP that at least 30 people had been killed in a series of strikes on the capital.

The Saudi-led coalition has been waging an extensive air campaign against the Houthis and forces loyal to ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh since March 2015, seeking to push the rebels from lands they captured, including Sanaa, and restore the internationally recognized government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to power.

Yemen has been engulfed in civil war since September 2014, when Huthi rebels swept into the capital and overthrew the government.

Earlier this month, nine civilians from two families were killed in airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition in Yemen's northern province of Saada, according to local residents and officials.

Hakim Al Masmari, a journalist with the Yemen Post, told Al Jazeera from Sanaa that air strikes targeted several areas of the city.

Sources including hospital officials blamed the June strike on the Saudi-led Arab coalition, which has also not claimed responsibility for the attack.

The report claims 51 percent of all child deaths and injuries in Yemen previous year were the result of military operations by the coalition, describing the death toll as "unacceptably high".



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