Yemen: Saudi-led airstrikes kill 8, injure 50

17th May 2019
Yemen: Saudi-led airstrikes kill 8, injure 50

 

By Hacer Baser

 

SANA’A (AA): The Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces on Thursday carried out airstrikes, killing eight people, including 4 children and injuring 50 others when missiles struck a home near Rabat Street in Yemen’s capital Sana’a.

In a Twitter post, Doctors without Borders said the wounded were rushed to hospitals after the airstrikes took place in the morning.

“Sanaa/Yemen: Several airstrikes by #Saudi and #Emirati-led coalition took place this morning in #Sanaa, #Yemen resulting in mass casualty influx of 48 injured and 4 dead at Al Kuwait and Al Jumhori hospitals supported by @msf_yemen,” the post read.

Meanwhile, Ansar Allah [Houthis] said in a statement that at least four people were killed and 52 others injured in the airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition forces.

Yemen has been wracked by violence since 2014, when the Houthis overran much of the country, including capital Sanaa.

The crisis escalated in 2015 when a Saudi-led military coalition launched a massive air campaign in Yemen aimed at rolling back Houthi gains.

The ongoing conflict has wrecked much of the impoverished country’s basic infrastructure, prompting the UN to describe the situation there as “one of the worst humanitarian disasters of modern times”.

*Writing and contribution by Dilara Hamit

Additional report by The Muslim News

[Photo: People inspect a damaged building after an airstrike carried out by a Saudi-led military coalition in Sanaa, Yemen on May 16, 2019. Photographer: Mohammed Hamoud/AA]

One Response to “Yemen: Saudi-led airstrikes kill 8, injure 50”

Muhammad AhsanMay 17, 2019

SAUDIS ARE KILLING CHILDENS IN YEMEN THEY ARE ANTI ISLAMIC ,,,

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