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SANAA, July 7, 2019 (Xinhua) -- A girl looks at a historic building destroyed in an airstrike in the Old City of Sanaa, Yemen, on July 7, 2019. Many historic buildings in the Old City of Sanaa have been destroyed in a civil war between pro-government Yemeni forces and the Houthi rebels since the Houthi rebels overran much of the country militarily and seized all northern provinces in 2014. (Xinhua/Mohammed Mohammed/IANS) by .
A girl looks at a historic building destroyed in an airstrike in the Old City of Sanaa, Yemen. (Xinhua/Mohammed Mohammed/IANS)

The Saudi-led coalition on Thursday launched six airstrikes on two suburbs of the Houthi-held Yemeni capital of Sanaa, according to residents.

The strikes hit military sites in the suburb of Wadi Dhahrin the northwest of Sanaa, and the suburb of Khawlan al-Tiyal in the southeast of the capital city, the residents told media.

Sound of warplanes and explosions were heard in downtown Sanaa.

DHAMAR PROVINCE, Sept. 1, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Local Red Crescent medics search to rescue victims following airstrikes on a prison in central Dhamar province, Yemen, Sept. 1, 2019. At least 50 prisoners of war were killed when the Saudi-led coalition launched a series of airstrikes overnight on a prison in Yemen's central province of Dhamar, the Houthi-controlled health ministry said in a statement early Sunday morning. (Photo by Mohammed Mohammed/Xinhua/IANS) by .
Local Red Crescent medics search to rescue victims following airstrikes on a prison in central Dhamar province, Yemen. (Photo by Mohammed Mohammed/Xinhua/IANS)

On April 9, the Saudi-led Arab coalition fighting the Yemeni Houthi group declared a unilateral two-week ceasefire in Yemen in support of the UN peace efforts to end the conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people.

Yemen has been mired in a civil war since late 2014, when the Iran-backed Houthi group seized control of much of the country’s north and forced the internationally-recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi out of Sanaa.

The Saudi-led coalition intervened in the Yemeni conflict in early 2015 to support Hadi’s government.

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