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Cameramen covering Yemen airstrike narrowly escape second missile hit

Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 01:16

Video captures several journalists in the Yemeni capital narrowly escaping a Saudi-led air strike on the deposed President's compound. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Cameramen at the scene of a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen's capital, Sanaa. This was the former residence of deposed President Ali Abdullah Saleh, but there's concern another strike could hit here any minute. The men decide to get out of there and a good thing, too. Witnesses report three loud explosions from the area of the former president's compound. Cameraman Ahmed Yahya thanks God for surviving, and calls it a miracle. But he thinks one of the other journalists was injured. It was a tough situation, he says. The dawn attacks come the same day Yemen's dominant Houthi group accepted a five-day humanitarian ceasefire proposed by its adversary Saudi Arabia. The ceasefire is set to begin Tuesday, to let in much-needed food, aid and other relief supplies, after weeks of air strikes that have sent Yemen teetering on the edge of a humanitarian crisis.

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Cameramen covering Yemen airstrike narrowly escape second missile hit

Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 01:16