Yemen Saudi airstrikes kill civilians

Yemen Saudi airstrikes kill civiliansFILE – In this Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 file photo, a man stands on the rubble of the Chamber of Trade and Industry headquarters after it was hit by a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen. Within hours of ascending to the Saudi throne, King Salman announced sweeping changes that would recast the kingdom?s line of succession, and rework its security and economic decision-making processes. It marked the start of what would be a tumultuous year for King Salman, who completes one year as monarch on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say the country’s prime minister has returned to the volatile southern city of Aden, months after being targeted in a suicide bombing that forced him to leave the country.

They say Khaled Bahah’s return on Monday is aimed at establishing a permanent government presence in Aden, even as the country is torn apart by civil war.

A Saudi-led coalition is fighting to force Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, to loosen their grip on the capital, Sanaa, and other parts of Yemen. Since the Saudi-led campaign began last March, more than 5,800 people have been killed.

Also Monday, security officials say a missile killed a judge’s family of eight in Sanaa’s neighborhood of Nahda.

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they aren’t authorized to speak to reporters.

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