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Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

THREE KILLED IN SAUDI-LED AIR STRIKE ON YEMEN’S HAJJAH PROVINCE

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A family of three members were killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in Yemen’s rebel-held north-western province of Hajjah on Tuesday, a local hospital official said.

“A father, mother and their daughter were killed in a predawn coalition air strike on the family’s house in Al-Hamra area,” the official of Hajjah al-Jumohory hospital told Xinhua by phone on condition of anonymity.

The Al-Hamra area is located in the Mustaba district, about a two-hour drive to the north of Hajjah provincial capital city, which bears the same name.

The area is also a one-hour drive to the southern Saudi border of Jazan, where the fighting has intensified in the border front. The attack was the latest in a series of recent air strikes launched by the Saudi-led coalition on Yemen.

The International Committee of the Red Cross said that 40 children were among 51 people killed on the Aug 9 air strike on a school bus in the nearby northern province of Saada.

Saudi Arabia leads an Arab military coalition that has intervened in the Yemen war since 2015 to support the government of exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The war has killed more than 10,000 Yemenis, mostly civilians, and displaced three million others, according to UN aid agencies.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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