Saudi-led air raid kills 17 in Ye­meni port, rebels say

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Obituaries -

An airstrike by the Saudi-led coali­tion tar­get­ing Ye­men’s Shi­ite rebels known as Houthis killed at least 17 peo­ple in the port of Hodeida on Satur­day, Ye­meni rebel of­fi­cials said.

The strike, which hit in the Jebel Ras area, also wounded 20 peo­ple, a spokesman for the re­bel­run Health Min­istry, Youssef al-Hadari, said. Tribal lead­ers said women and chil­dren were among the dead.

Hodeida, with its port that bring in hu­man­i­tar­ian aid, has be­come the cen­ter of Ye­men’s con­flict, with ground troops al­lied to the coali­tion strug­gling to drive out the rebels who con­trol it.

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