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LIVE BLOG: Saudi Arabia led coalition strikes Houthi rebels in Yemen

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Saudi Arabia-led coalition warplanes pound Houthis rebel camps in Yemen
At least 39 civilians have been killed in the Saudi-led Operation Decisive Storm against the Houthis, officials at the rebel-controlled health ministry in the capital Sanaa said

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Pakistan will defend Saudi Arabia but not escalate conflict: Government
Pakistan is ready to defend Saudi Arabia’s “territorial integrity” but has not yet decided to join Riyadh’s coalition fighting Yemen rebels, the defence minister said on Friday

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