Yemen: Saudi-led Airstrikes kill 28 civilian refugees

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Yemen has been ravaged by the ongoing war, which has claimed more than 10,000 people and caused a cholera outbreak among 300,000.

Officials from both the Yemeni Government and Houthi forces confirmed that at least 20 Yemeni civilians were killed and many more wounded in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on Wednesday.

Tuesday’s attack, which took place in a village in the south of the country, was the latest in a series of coalition bombings that have hit schools, hospitals, markets and private homes.

The government stated that among the dead were women and children.

Yemen’s human rights minister, Mohammed Askar, called for a government investigation into what he described as an “unfortunate incident.” while Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdul-Salam condemned it as a “monstrous crime.”

The United Nations said the victims were internally displaced people.

A spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Yemen, Shabia Mantoo, said most of those killed are believed to be from the same family.

For several months, government troops have been fighting – with the help of coalition forces – to take control of a major military base.

The Saudi-led coalition was formed in 2015 to fight the Iran-allied Houthis after they overran the capital Sanaa.

Yemen has been ravaged by the ongoing war, which has claimed more than 10,000 people and caused a cholera outbreak among 300,000.

Thousands have been displaced and more than a million forced to flee their homes nationwide, according to the U.N.

Via TeleSur

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