Saudi-led air strikes kill 19 in Hodei­dah

Gulf Times - - REGION/ARAB WORLD -

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.

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