Yemen`s Houthis say coalition air raids killed five family members in Amran

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2019-09-23 | Since 4 Week

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The Houthi group (Ansar Allah) said that five civilians from one family were killed in air strikes launched by the Saudi-led Arab coalition fighter jets on Amran province north of Sana`a.

According to the Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV five nomadic people were killed and two children were still missing after three coalition air raids on pleace the family resorted to when the attacks began in the Al-Sawad area of Amran (50 kilometers from Sanaa.) .

Al-Masirah pointed out that the warplanes resumed the air raids at dawn Monday on the Al-Sawad area in the Directorate of Amran, increasing  the total raids` since midnight on Sunday to 11 raids.

There has been no confirmation or denial from Saudi Arabia or its coalition about the Houthis claims.

The Houthis announced on 20 September the stop all forms of targeting  on Saudi territory while retaining the "right of reply" in a unilateral move.

Houthi leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi called on the Saudi-UAE coalition to take advantage of his group's initiative to stop its bombing on Saudi territory in return for the stop coalition's bombing in Yemen, while Riyadh met the Houthi initiative with apprehension, saying it was waiting for actions and not words.

Yemen has been devastated by a five-year armed conflict between the government backed by the Saudi-led coalition and the Iran-backed Houthis. The conflict erupted after the Houthis ousted the government and seized power in late 2014.

More than 11.000 civilians have been killed and tens of thousands of others injured in the war. Millions have been displaced and tens of thousands have fled outside the country.

The coalition has been responsible for the vast majority of civilian casualties, according to the UN and international human rights organizations.

The conflict has caused what the United Nations calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

More than 24 million people, more than 80% of the country's population, are in need some form of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 8.4 million people who don't know where their next meal will come from, according to the UN.

 

 


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