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Yemen: Saudi led airstrikes kill 9 civilians

Yemen: Saudi led airstrikes kill 9 civilians

SANAA – Fresh airstrike by Saudi-led coalition on a house in Yemen’s northwest province of Hajjah killed

family of nine members, a provincial security official said. The airstrike hit the family’s house in Mazra’ah village in Kashar district.

The victims were mostly children. The residents distributed pictures of the victims through social media.

This is the latest airstrike targeting civilians in the war-torn Arab country.

6th Sept 2017:

A coalition airstrike targeted a house in Alsadah village, also in Hajjah, killing six family members.

3rd Sep 2017:

Two women and a child were killed and six others wounded when another airstrike hit a family’s home in Washahah district in Hajjah, according to local officials.

Hajjah is located near the southern border of Saudi Arabia.

March 2015:

The Saudi-led coalition intervened in the Yemeni conflict to back internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi against Iranian-backed Houthis, which invaded the capital Sanaa militarily and seized most of the country’s northern provinces.

While the country has been hit by a deadly cholera outbreak and is on the edge of famine, more than 10,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the war that also displaced over 3 million, according to UN agencies.