Hodeidah (April 03, 2018): Saudi-led air strike on Monday in Yemen has killed at least 12 civilians including seven children in Hodeidah city.
According to the sources, the 12 victims were all belonged to the same family.
A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition told media that, they have taken this report very seriously and will investigate it fully as all reports of this nature are — using an internationally approved, independent process. Hodeidah is home to the impoverished country’s biggest port from where most of the humanitarian aid reaches millions of civilians on the brink of famine. The operation of port, controlled by the Iran-aligned Houthis, was not affected by the air strike.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates intervened in a civil war in Yemen in 2015 against the Houthis to restore the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.The alliance, which includes other Sunni Muslim states, has conducted thousands of air strikes targeting Houthi fighters and has often hit civilian areas, although it denies ever doing so intentionally.
The war has killed more than 10,000 people, displaced more than 2 million and driven the country — already the poorest on the Arabian Peninsula — to the verge of famine.