Saudi-led air strikes kill 19 in Hodeidah
At least 19 civilians were killed yesterday in air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition in the port city of Hodeidah in war-torn Yemen, rebels said. Youssef al-Hadiri, a spokesman for the rebel-controlled Health Ministry, said coalition warplanes hit two buses carrying civilians in Hodeidah’s Jabal Ras area, killing at least 19 people and injuring 30 others. The dead included women and children, according to the official. “The final toll is not determined yet because body parts of many victims are mixed with each other,” al-Hadiri said. Earlier yesterday, he said at least 17 civilians were killed and more than 20 others injured in the attack. Witnesses said that all the people inside the bombarded buses were civilians, who were trying to flee fighting in their area. So far, there has been no comment from the Saudi-led alliance.