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The Saudi-led strike kills dozens of Yemeni rebels in a new strike



An Saudi air strike has killed dozens of Yemeni insurgents, including two commanders, state media said on Saturday in another blow to the rebels following the assassination of their political chief.

Yemen's Huthi rebels held a public funeral on Saturday for Saleh al-Sammad, head of the Supreme Political Council and effectively the insurgent representative killed last week in an airstrike claimed by Saudi Arabia and its allies has been.

His funeral came hours after Saudi Arabia's state television station Al-Ekhbariya said two high-ranking insurgents were among more than 50 Houthis killed in a new overnight strike in the capital Sana'a.

The rebels have been involved in a war with a Saudi Arabia-led military since 2015 The Alliance is fighting to revive the internationally recognized Yemeni government

Saudi Arabian television station Al-Arabiya said the strike had infected the Interior Ministry in Sana'a Visors Regarded by the Rebels [1965900[6] The Houthis, backed by Saudi Arabia's regional rival Iran, confirmed a nocturnal air raid on Sana'a but gave no details.

The rebels, who come from northern Yemen, control Sanaa and much of the country's borders with Saudi Arabia – and the main port of Hodeia on the Red Sea coast

– Huthi rockets –

After Sammad's funeral began, the Houthis said they had shot down eight ballistic missiles into the Sunni kingdom. The coalition confirmed that they had fired four rockets heading for the southern Saudi coastal town of Jizan the day after the defense forces of the kingdom declared they had shot down a missile heading for the same area. In both incidents no losses were reported.

The rebels launched their rocket attacks on Saudi Arabia this year, even though only one accident was reported.

Saturday's attacks came as newly appointed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo planned to land in Riyadh for meetings including talks on the Yemen conflict.

Riyadh and his close associate Washington blame Iran for arming the Houthis, which Iran denies.

Tehran accuses Saudi Arabia for the devastating Yemen war Millions are fighting for food security.

In Sanaa, Houthi supporters lined the memorial service for Sammad and six others who died in the strike last Thursday.

Rebels in military uniform marched in front of his hearse with seven cars wrapped in Yemeni flag and accompanied by a marching band.

Nearly 10,000 people have been killed since the Saudi alliance joined the Yemen conflict and what the United Nations has unleashed has marked the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

Yemen is now on the brink of famine.

The coalition led by Saudi Arabia imposed a massive blockade of Yemeni ports in November in retaliation for cross-border Houthi rocket attacks on Saudi Arabia.

The blockade has since been partially lifted, but access to the impoverished country remains limited

Houthi rebel fans protest on April 26, 2018 in Sanaa against the killing of the rebel leader, Saleh al-Sammad, in a strike

Yemenis inspect debris at a devastated gas station hit by an air raid on northwestern Hajjah province on April 24, 2018

The political leader of the Yemeni Huthi Shiite rebels, Saleh al -Sammad visits a meeting with liberated prisoners in Sana'a on January 31, 2017


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