Authorities say 25 killed in airstrike at Yemen farm

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Yemeni medical officials say an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels has killed 25 men who had been working on a qat farm.

Marib, Yemen - September 10, 2006: Unidentified Yemeni military on duty at the security checkpoint on September 10, 2006, Marib, Yemen.

Yemen military (file picture).

Source: istock.com

The director of the medical authority in the rebel-dominated Saada province, Abdullaiz al-Azi, says Sunday that the men, who officials believe were civilians, were killed when a house was targeted in the village of Baqqa on Saturday.

Yemen has been engulfed in civil war since September 2014 when the rebels swept into the capital of Sanaa and overthrew the internationally recognised government.

The Saudi-led, U.S.-backed coalition opposes them, but the Iran-backed rebels still control the capital and much of the north.

Peace efforts have repeatedly failed.

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