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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, local response teams and Houthi fighters clear the rubble of four houses that were destroyed by a Saudi Arabian air strike. Six people were killed and an unreported number are still missing. June 12, 2015. (Photo by Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Images Reportage)

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Path of Destruction

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SANA'A, YEMEN - JUNE 12: The coalition led by Saudi Arabia has concentrated its bombing campaign in the last three months against electricity plants and military infrastructures. In Sana'a today there is no electricity. June 12, 2015. (Photo by Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Images Reportage Reportage)

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No Power

The coalition led by Saudi Arabia has concentrated its bombing campaign in the last three months against electricity plants and military infrastructures. 

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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)

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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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