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Armed Yemeni Women and Children Rally in Sanaa in Support of the Houthis

Some 100 women, accompanied by children, carried AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenade launchers while rallying for the Iran-allied group's fight against a Saudi-led coalition

Women hold weapons as they attend a rally to show support to the Houthi movement in Sanaa, Yemen January 13, 2018.
REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

More than 100 Houthi affiliated women gathered in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Saturday to show their support to the Iran-allied group's fight against a Saudi-led coalition.

The women, accompanied by children, carried AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenade launchers chanting pro-Houthi and anti-Saudi slogans.

The Yemeni conflict is closing in on its third year after starting in March 2015 and has pitted the Iran-allied Houthi movement against the international recognised government of Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi supported by a Saudi-led military coalition.

Yemeni women rally in Sanaa in support of Houthis Reuters

According to the United Nations, the conflict has created one of the world's worst humanitarian crises, killing more than 10,000 people, ruining the economy and bringing the country to the brink of famine.