Mil­i­tary he­li­copter opens fire on mi­grants’ boat, 48km off Ye­meni coast

New Straits Times - - World -

SANAA room for them, so we had to put them in the fish fridges,” he said.

The boat was at­tacked by a Saudi-led mil­i­tary coali­tion, Ye­meni of­fi­cials said.

The at­tack, about 48km off the Ye­meni coast, turned a des­per­ate jour­ney by mi­grants already flee­ing a war zone into a scene of hor­ror, with dead and dis­mem­bered bod­ies piled atop one an­other.

Some sur­vivors said a bat­tle­ship struck them first, then a he­li­copter.

“Peo­ple were fall­ing left and right. Ev­ery­one kept scream­ing, ‘We are So­mali! We are So­mali!’ “They just kept shoot­ing,” said a sur­vivor, Ibrahim Ali Zeyad. NYT

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