Suspected Saudi led strike in Yemen kills at least 26

A suspected Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen has killed at least 26 people, including children in the country’s north.

Health official Abdellah al-Ezi said Wednesday’s airstrike wounded nine others after it struck a small hotel in a market in northern Saada province, which lies on the border with Saudi Arabia.

Mr Al-Ezi is head of health directorate of Saada, a stronghold of Iran-backed Shiite rebels known as Houthis.

The coalition could not be immediately reached for comment.

International rights groups have accused the coalition of bombing civilian gatherings, markets, hospitals and residential areas across Yemen since the beginning of its air campaign against Houthis in March 2015.

The war has killed more than 10,000 civilians and pushed the Arab world’s poorest country to the brink of famine.

AP


Related Articles

Trocaire hits out at Govt for not condemning Yemen school bus attack

Yemen’s Shiite rebels welcome UN call for Saudi strike probe

Outcry after air strikes in northern Yemen kills dozens

Children among the dead after air strike in northern Yemen

More in this Section

Tribute to ‘loving, caring, beautiful boy’ who died in pellet gun incident

Barnum’s Animals Crackers packaging changed to show beasts in the wild

Spain set to approve measures to exhume remains of General Franco

Pakistan PM Imran Khan proposes dialogue with India


More From The Irish Examiner