Top military brass among those killed in Yemen funeral strike: official

An air strike on a funeral hall by Saudi-led coalition planes killed at least 140 people and wounded more than 525 others on October 8, 2016, according to the UNLeading rebel officers were among those killed in the weekend air strike on a funeral in Yemen’s capital, blamed on pro-government Arab coalition warplanes, according to official media reports on Tuesday. The Iran-backed rebels have blamed the Saudi-led coalition for the air strike, one of the deadliest since the alliance launched a military campaign against the Shiite insurgents in March 2015. Three commanders of the elite republican guard brigades, loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh who is allied with Shiite Huthi rebels, were said to be among those killed.

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