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Journey Into Yemen: Photos From a Hidden War

Devastating photos from the front lines of a nation in crisis

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SADAH, YEMEN - JUNE 15: A wounded civilian finds rest at the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Sadah. The Arab coalition has been carrying out air strikes on a daily basis in Yemen's Sadah, a bastion of Houthi rebels, and warned all civilians to leave the restive province after declaring the entire territory a "military target".June 15, 2015. (Photo by Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Images Reportage)

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Yemen has become the latest country in the Middle East to descend into a full-fledged civil war — and the conflict has pushed this already impoverished country to the brink of a massive humanitarian catastrophe. Matthieu Aikins reports from the war zone in our new issue; see stunning photos of the destruction in this special gallery:

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SANA'A, YEMEN - JUNE 12: In the historical old city of Sana'a civilians watch as local response teams and Houthi fighters clear the rubble of four houses that were destroyed by what witnesses described as a missile or bomb from a Saudi Arabian warplane overheard. The precise cause of the blast was unknown. Six people were killed and an unreported number are still missing. June 12, 2015. (Photo by Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Images Reportage Reportage)

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Sana’a

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SANA'A, YEMEN - JUNE 12: In the historical old city of Sana'a civilians and Houti fighters carry the dead body of a man that was killed when four houses were destroyed by what witnesses described as a missile or bomb from a Saudi Arabian warplane overheard. The precise cause of the blast was unknown. June 12, 2015. (Photo by Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Images Reportage Reportage)

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A Victim in Sana’a

In Sana'a, civilians and Houthi fighters carry the dead body of a man who was killed when four houses were destroyed. The precise cause of the blast was unknown on June 12th, 2015. 

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SADAH, YEMEN - JUNE 15: Wounded civilians at the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Sadah. The Arab coalition has been carrying out air strikes on a daily basis in Yemen's Sadah, a bastion of Houthi rebels, and warned all civilians to leave the restive province after declaring the entire territory a "military target". June 15, 2015. (Photo by Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Images Reportage)

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Doctors Without Borders

Wounded civilians at the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Saada. The Arab coalition has been carrying out air strikes on a daily basis in this bastion of Houthi rebels, and warned all civilians to leave the restive province after declaring the entire territory a "military target" on June 12th, 2015. 

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SADAH, YEMEN - JUNE 15: A father holds his wounded child at the Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Sadah. The Arab coalition has been carrying out air strikes on a daily basis in Yemen's Sadah, a bastion of Houthi rebels, and warned all civilians to leave the restive province after declaring the entire territory a "military target". June 15, 2015. (Photo by Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Images Reportage)

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A Wounded Child

A father holds his wounded child at the Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Sadah. 

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SADAH, YEMEN - JUNE 15: A Wounded civilian receives emergency medical treatment at the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Sadah. The Arab coalition has been carrying out air strikes on a daily basis in Yemen's Sadah, a bastion of Houthi rebels, and warned all civilians to leave the restive province after declaring the entire territory a "military target". June 15, 2015. (Photo by Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Images Reportage)

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A Wounded Civilian

A wounded civilian receives emergency medical treatment at the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Saada. 

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AMRAN, YEMEN - JUNE 15: Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fleeing the war find basic shelter in a temporary refugee camp bordering the town of Amran, Yemen, on June 15, 2015, in northern Yemen. (Photo by Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Images Reportage)

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Refugees

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fleeing the war find basic shelter in a temporary refugee camp bordering the town of 'Amran in northern Yemen on June 15th, 2015.

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SANA'A, YEMEN - JUNE 14: Houthi supporters gather at the old gates of Sanaa protesting against the Saudi Arabian coalition air-strikes. June 14, 2015. (Photo by Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Images Reportage Reportage)

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Protest in Sana’a

Houthi supporters gather at the old gates of Sana'a protesting against the Saudi Arabian coalition air strikes on June 15, 2015,

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SADAH, YEMEN - JUNE 15: Houthi fighters patrol the main street of Sadah. The Arab coalition has been carrying out air strikes on a daily basis in Yemen's Sadah, a bastion of Houthi rebels, and warned all civilians to leave the restive province after declaring the entire territory a "military target".June 15, 2015. (Photo by Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Images Reportage)

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Fighters on Patrol

Houthi fighters patrol the main street of Saada. 

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SADAH, YEMEN - JUNE 15: Houthi fighters patrol the main street of Sadah. The Arab coalition has been carrying out air strikes on a daily basis in Yemen's Sadah, a bastion of Houthi rebels, and warned all civilians to leave the restive province after declaring the entire territory a "military target".June 15, 2015. (Photo by Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Images Reportage)

Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Reportage

Bike Patrols

Houthi fighters patrol the main street of Saada. 

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SANA'A, YEMEN - JUNE 13: A man looks at the damage caused by a series of Saudi Arabian air strikes in a densely populated area of Sana'a. The explosions occurred around 1AM on the 13th of June. June 13, 2015. (Photo by Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Images Reportage)

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Surveying the Damage

A man looks at the damage caused by a series of Saudi Arabian air strikes in a densely populated area of Sana'a. The explosions occurred around 1 a.m. on on June 13th, 2015.

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