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  • Guards walk through a damaged gate to a house bombed by Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen's capital Sanaa July 6, 2015.

    Guards walk through a damaged gate to a house bombed by Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen's capital Sanaa July 6, 2015. | Photo: Reuters

Published 7 July 2015

Houthi rebels say the U.N. and international community are not doing enough to end the war and humanitarian crisis in the country.

Saudi-led airstrikes and fighting in Yemen killed at least 176 people Monday, according to reports.

The death toll is reportedly the highest since air raids began more than three months ago. The U.N. has been pushing for a cease-fire as almost 3,000 Yemenis have been killed in fighting thus far.

Airstrikes killed dozens of people in the Amran province in the north, among them 30 people at a market, according to Houthi-controlled state media agency Saba. Also in Amran, about 20 fighters and civilians were killed at a Houthi checkpoint. An additional 60 people were killed at a livestock market in the town of al-Foyoush in the south.

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"We condemn the international weakness. The United Nations has failed to achieve anything except for what was reached in Geneva. Beyond that it has done nothing to make Saudi Arabia stop the bombing," said Ibrahim al-Obeidi, a Houthi commander in the Ansar Allah militia.

The U.N. is trying to mediate a cease-fire in order to deliver desperately needed humanitarian aid, as the Arab coalition has a near blockade on Yemen. The U.N. estimates that about 20 million Yemenis need humanitarian assistance.

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