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(IraqiNews) Nine civilians were killed in air raids on Taizz City, southwest of Yemen on Friday evening. SABA News Agency reported that the air raids were carried out by the Saudi-led military coalition.

A doctor at al-Thawra Hospital, east of Taizz Province, said that the air raids also resulted in the injury of a number of people.

Meanwhile, SABA News Agency reported that the coalition aviation hit a station for oil derivatives in the region.

Yemen is witnessing a war since 2014 between Iran-backed Houthis and forces loyal to the Saudi-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. The war escalated in March 2015.

It is noteworthy that the city of Taizz, the largest city in Taizz Province, is controlled by the pro-government forces; however, it is besieged by the Houthis.

The conflict in Yemen has killed tens of thousands of people, including many civilians, according to various humanitarian organizations.

There are still 3.3 million displaced people, while 24.1 million people need assistance, according to the United Nations. The UN also describes the humanitarian crisis in Yemen as the worst in the world now.


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