Air strike in Yemen kills at least 35 people

| Updated Aug 23, 2017 at 4:00pm



An air strike on a hotel near the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, has killed at least 35 people.

A local television channel run by the country's Houthi rebels, who control Sanaa, blamed the Saudi-led military coalition allied with the Yemeni government for the strike.

Dozens of people were also wounded in the attack, which struck north of Sanaa in the Arhab area.

Head of the Sanaa branch of Yemen's Red Crescent,Hussein al-Tawil, confirmed the death toll as rescuers continue to pull bodies from the rubble.

According to the UN, more than 10,000 people have been killed and three million displaced from their homes since February 2014.