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Airstrikes kill 44 in city in Yemen

Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 44 people during an air raid on the main HQ of the Yemeni army in central Sanaa yesterday.

More than 100 people, including civilians, were also said to have been wounded in the attack.

Residents had earlier claimed that four explosions shook the compound, where soldiers allied with the Houthi group that dominates Yemen had gathered to get their pay cheques.

The escalation of the violence came despite progress toward convening UN-backed peace talks this month in Geneva.