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The forgotten war

In Yemen, the UN’s Jamie McGoldrick, of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, says the civilian death toll in the nearly two-year conflict has reached 10,000, with 40,000 others wounded.

Houthi rebels and allied forces are fighting a Sunni, Saudi Arabian-led Arab coalition. The coalition began bombing the Houthis in March 2015; they say they aim to restore the internationally recognised government that fled the country, after the Shia Houthis seized the capital, Sanaa.

The Sunni coalition has all the heavy weaponry; but the Houthi rebels still hold most of the land, and have many men on the ground.

The civilians, as always, get it in the neck.

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