Four killed in Saudi-led airstrike in northwestern Yemen

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 16 Jun 2019 Print

Four killed in Saudi-led airstrike in northwestern Yemen

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Sanaa (Xinhua/UNI) A woman and her three children were killed when a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a house in Yemen's northwestern province of Hajjah on Sunday, local residents and a medical source said.

The attack that hit the family's house in Jar area in Abs district also injured a girl, they added.

The Saudi Arabia-led military coalition has been fighting Iran-allied Shiite Houthi rebels since March 2015 in support of the Yemeni Internationally-recognized President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Saudi Arabia has witnessed more drone and ballistic missile attacks launched by the Houthis recently, which wounded 26 people at Abha airport last week alone.

The rebels have threatened to target more Saudi airports, demanding an immediate end to the war and lift of all-out blockade imposed by the coalition.

Houthis tribal fighters seized much of Yemen's north, including the capital Sanaa in late 2014, forcing Hadi and his government into exile in Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia.